El Chiclero. 

date. 2019

city. Guayaquil

size. canvas painting 120 x 88cm

The specificity of a hundred little things bumping up against each other in the concession box of 'El Chiclero'. A carefully mix-matched collection of trinkets and satiables particular to Guayaquil's downtown scene. Many miles from his traditional Andean territory in the interior highlands of Ecuador, El Chiclero sits at the same street corner of this concrete jungle on late nights. His familiar sales call, the fervent rattling of a chewing gum carton jingling in his palm. He is the only one who sells a single cigarette with a chiclet to follow, resisting neoliberal displacement by playing its game.

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