Mexico’s masked wrestlers are national heroes who adopt outlandish theatrical personalities and hide their true identities behind their super-hero masks and lavish costumes. Royal Rumble, an exhibition of work by Peter Lloyd, features screen-printed portraits of invented masked wrestlers, based on the Mexican model. Lloyd first encountered the subject of his works as a student, while on scholarship in Mexico. Exploring popular notions of identity, escapism and the power of display, each print is a riot of glossy colour with flamboyant fur, glitter and sequins. Royal Rumble shows at Portsmouth’s Aspex Gallery, Tuesday to Saturday, from 6 July to 24 August.
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