Javier Calvo Sandí

Javier Calvo Sandí uses his body as a barometer of our times—allowing viewers to act upon it and, in some cases, to scar it. Sandí’s performance explores color as a function of both variability and regimentation. Tattooing Pantone-like color swatches of actual skin pigmentations on his back, Sandí incorporates the racial identities of others in ways that reveal uniqueness and difference.