“I am a CDMX engraver, who came from a town without a future. Being in Mexico City, I got to know art and the need to express myself. I found this in the graphics, in the lithographic stones, and in the different printing systems. The Taller de Grafica Popular and the work of Leopoldo Méndez were seminal for wanting to follow that path until now, 25 years later …”
-Sergio Sánchez Santamaría

Sergio Santamaria 2017 working on a litho stone.

Due to the lost year of COVID, we were unable to physically bring him back into the shop for his inaugural collaboration with Black Rock Editions. Instead, after receiving the initial matrices through the mail, all proofed images were sent and approved through the digital ether.

El Nahual de Tlayacapan

The Nahuals are Mexican pre-Hispanic mythical characters: they are witches, they are magicians, they are beastmen. Currently they have been almost forgotten. They could transform into various animals; Guajolotes, Roosters, Dogs, Coyotes, Donkeys, Pigs etc.
I visualize the great Nahual as a humanized dog-coyote that sees you and that you do not see; the one who is there and but at the same time is not … the Nahual is me.

El Nahual de Tlayacapan
Sergio Sanchez Santamaria | El Nahual de Tlayacapan | 21″ x 16″ each | Suite of five lithographs | Edition of 32

We are now in the process of printing a limited edition portfolio consisting of five images and are offering a limited number of 4 portfolios at a pre-publication price. For pricing and availability, please call 505.982.6625 or email us at Follow us on Instagram to see what we’re up to.

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