El Secreto - The Secret
Utopías y Disidencias - Utopias and Dissidences
Mixed media collage on cardboard
76 x 112 cm
The secret is a late work that links elements from the series Windows and Councils of Mom (from the late 80s and early 90s) and Utopias and Dissidences (from the past decade), among them the dark environments and delimited by a framework through which we lean out to browse events that take place in closed rooms. A king of hearts, who is also a wind-up toy, visibly captivated by a queen, pays her full attention to what she whispers behind her, while three pawns armed with rifles march outside. The allusion to absolute power, its intrigues and temptations, and the manipulation of the feelings and ambitions of the powerful that make us vulnerable to their whims and volubilities, and that can even determine the destiny of nations and the course of history, are clear. , as well as that of families. The image immediately brings us to the famous Scottish renegade Thane of the Shakespearean tragedy, driven to crime by the influence of his unscrupulous Lady Macbeth.
Exhibitions with this piece
Pedro Pablo Oliva
I have always tried to link my life with creativity. I believe in everyday life, that of conflict, that of contradictions; there is precisely the theme and the germ so as not to turn the work into a daily repetition. I have tried to be a chronicler of my time, something like a kind of pictorial press or sculpture newscast. Everything that happens forces me to use different shapes, themes, and images. But beyond political or social events, I have observed humanity and its psychological dimension, with its strengths and weaknesses. I enjoy moving between drawing, painting, and sculpture, always keeping an eye on the peculiarities of my country, but also on human struggles that are universal. I think you can find truth in everyday life. If my spiritual state is chaos or my context is chaos, then too, my work is chaos; if the situation is confused, my work is confused.