MANIFIEST0 Guillermo trejo
20 Woodcut prints By Guillermo Trejo
There is an old and a new consciousness of time. The old is connected with the individual. The new is connected with the universal. The struggle of the individual against the universal is revealing itself in the world war as well as in the art of the present day. 1918 De Stilj Manifesto
Manifiesto, are a series of woodcuts inspired originally by the shapes of plants blooming during spring, however this project rapidly evolved into an independent system of abstraction that is contained under a series of aesthetic rules and a limitation of shapes. This series was deeply influenced by the work of De Stijl and in particular from their manifesto, that calls for the creation of a universal art as a social and political way to change the world.
Thanks for the support in the production and publication of this catalogue: The Canada Coucil for the Art City of Ottawa FONCA
Guillermo Trejo 2014