Alec Dempster was born in Mexico but grew up in Canada, England and France. After studying printmaking at York University he returned to Mexico in the late 90s and is now based in Mexico City. He has exhibited widely, including solo exhibitions in Mexico, Canada, France, Spain, and the United States. As a curator, he organized the collective exhibition of prints 'Tierra herida - Engraving of the Americas' on the theme of mining with 45 artists from 20 countries.
This series of 10 colour woodblock prints were inspired by Raúl Eduardo González poems, which are in turn inspired by Mexican idioms.