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construcción

Construcción | wall work | gouache, acrylic, graphic tape | Galeria de Arte Universal | Santiago de Cuba | Cuba | 2007

 

From June 15 to July 2, 2007 I presented a series of wall paintings titled “Construction” in the context of a solo exhibition at the Galeria de Arte Universal in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba.

The sources for this work are cyberspace representations, incongruous mechanical devices, architectural spaces and mapping strategies as symbols of technology and progress. I harvested elements from them to create paintings that are fictitious topographies. Within these, multi-faceted panes and invented three-dimensional structures in chromatic greys and high key colours combine to defy engineering design rational.

For the exhibition “Construcciõn”, I presented the drawings that led to the two wall paintings. The title referred to the process of building, transforming and making improvements, a metaphor for political and social modifications.

 

Construcción | Installation view | Galeria de Arte Universal | Santiago de Cuba | Cuba | 2007

 

Construcción | Installation view | Galeria de Arte Universal | Santiago de Cuba | Cuba | 2007

 

Construcción | Installation view | gouache, acrylic, graphic tape | Galeria de Arte Universal | Santiago de Cuba | Cuba | 2007

 

Construcción | installation view of drawing |pencil, graphic tape, archival tape on draft paper | Galeria de Arte Universal | Santiago de Cuba | Cuba | 2007

 

Construcción | detail of drawing| pencil, graphic tape, archival tape on draft paper | Galeria de Arte Universal | Santiago de Cuba | Cuba | 2007

 

Construcción | detail of drawing| pencil, graphic tape, archival tape on draft paper | Galeria de Arte Universal | Santiago de Cuba | Cuba | 2007

 

Construcción | installation view of other drawing | pencil, graphic tape, archival tape on draft paper | Galeria de Arte Universal | Santiago de Cuba | Cuba | 2007