Acrylic on canvas
104 x 129 cm
ANXIETY Social isolation is one of the most effective ways to prevent a disease from spreading, in our case COVID-19. At the beginning of my current confinement in Havana, I had a desire to explore, to experience the deserted city; but instead these anxieties were channeled in another way. In another city, to the east of the island, there was a friend who from time to time flooded the networks of photographs, of his recent bicycle trips through areas near the province of Holguín. Taking advantage of my confinement and photographing it was an effective therapeutic method that helped me assimilate this new reality in which we live. Working day by day on his transfiguration into a fast-looking THERATOS1, gave way to the dissipation of the tension and stress that the confinement generated. These days the virus lurks along with the new experiences and challenges imposed by the current pandemic. Anxiety 1. State of agitation or restlessness of mind. 2. State of anguish and fear that accompanies many illnesses and that does not allow the peace of those who suffer from it. 1-Teratology 1. Scientific discipline that, within zoology, studies abnormal creatures, that is, those natural individuals in a species that do not respond to a common pattern. 2. Study of anomalies and monstrosities.
Exhibitions with this piece
The Colors of Crisis
From the unmitigated evocation to the less obvious metaphor: several Cuban artists have recreated the demanding circumstances we live in - the worldwide crisis that has also become personal history. The current COVID-19 pandemic has impacted dissemination and commercialization of art; likewise, it has affected the artistic process and confirmed that artists do not live in ivory towers: context always matters. ArteMorfosis - Cuban Art Platform, launched a call for artists living on the island to create artworks related to the current pandemic: the challenges, hopes, desires, alternatives, the unexpected consequences of the universal lockdown. The initiative - PRISMA The Colors of Crisis - invites Facebook users to like and promote their favorite artworks. And it is more: facilitating potential buyers and artists to discover each other and enabling acquisition and sales of artworks that will become chroniclers of these challenging times. ArteMorfosis invites you to the online exhibition: The created works constitute inspired testimony, your likes convey relevancy, your shares help increase reach, and your purchases enable the artists to endure and hope for new normality.