Saturday, May 25, 2013

La vida es sueño (Life is a Dream)

by Javier Cruz

Several of the large-format and standard-size paintings of Javier Cruz that form part of the show called La vida es sueño (Life is a Dream) present the four elements (earth, water, air, fire) and some of the structure that give shape to the play La vida es sueño from Calderón de la Barca. The artworks collect the experience of painting and the canvas, that apparently flat surface that has a scarcely discernible weave, is where the painter's "I" acts, and that "I" is eminently visual but also mental, manual and made of several psychical strata. It might be said that the first stratum is formed by the artist's visual culture. LINK Casa Lamm

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