Traditionally, toile has been regarded as somewhat bourgeois in taste and style, having a certain air to it. Lucha Libre on the other hand is for a different class—the working class. This piece conflates styles of the traditional french 18th century vernacular and iconography from contemporary Lucha Libre and Mexican culture, commenting on what is considered high and low culture. Sometimes people with all the money are culturally poor, and the ones with just the necessities are rich in style. McMansion v.s. barrio. Boutique cafe v.s. fruit cart. Croissant v.s. Bimbo baked goods.







© 2019. JAMIE NICHOLS, LOS ANGELES, CALIF. / MONTRÉAL, QC.