In the painting of Las Meninas by Diego Velázquez there are many references to mirrors. In the background there is an image which on first glance seems to be a portrait of the kings Mariana and Felipe IV. However once we look at it on detail we can also think of it as being a mirror in which the image of the monarchs apears reflected.
The first reference to Las Meninas in the exhibition was introduced by Rodrigo Imaz in his drawing of the dwarf Maribárbola and the dog. Next to them I placed a mirror from which one could see a relection of the famous portrait of the kings (which was placed on the next room). In the opposite corner of this room from where the painting of the kings was placed, I painted the image of Velázquez (based on his self-portrait from Las Meninas). Across the windows of the room, in front of my painting of Velázquez I made a portrait of the Mexican painter Alberto Gironella (who was obsessed with Las Meninas and with Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz). Next to the double portrait of this poet made by Rodrigo Imaz, I made a third portrait of her. This time based upon one made by Gironella.