The New Collectors Book 2014

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Miguel Wert For more than ten years, my work has been dealing with the theatricality of everyday life and questions the representation of the collective unconscious. In the staging of these images I try to reconstruct the recent past that is fading from our memory, linking personal genealogical issues with a shared collective experience. The frame is treated as a stage, full of anonymous actors who perform in front of the curtains of an imaginary theatre. Often these actors come from documents that I inherited (tied to my Swedish roots) or are the result of an arduous selection process from different archives. The contemporary use of evidence and documentary traces, offers a new dimension and life to the image. I like to interpret it as a gift... and in this same way, share it with the audience.

Corrientes, 2011. Charcoal and acrylic on canvas, 81 cm by 116 cm.

Cecilia Fernandez de Arrospide Painting this series titled Ocean Waves is a very important part of my work. I live ten blocks away from the sea and it is a part of my life. It is a joy playing and swimming or just contemplating on a summer evening as the sun sets down. It is my daily contact with the greatness of the universe. Although these paintings are very realistic they are also abstract because they represent an infinitesimal part of the inmensity of the sea. The poem by Octavio Paz named Mi vida con la ola expresses this series so exactly the sensation that the sea and waves produce in me and that also identifies me as a woman. Sparkles II, 2013. Oil on canvas, 80 cm by 120 cm.


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