The event is based on the synergy generated by the Intermittent Rivers project at the XIII Havana Biennial.
The XXV edition of the Provincial Salon of Contemporary Art “Roberto Diago Querol” was inaugurated this March 6th “Pedro Esquerré” gallery of Matanzas city.
As generally happens in this type of event, the confluence of artistic forms, together with the diversity of visual discourses with different aesthetic concepts and the visual dramaturgies of each work are present in the same space.
The particularities of each of his pieces impregnate a very identifying seal to each of them.
Lorenzo Padilla offers a symbiosis of abstract and figurative elements with an impressive color load and in which the strong line of the straight line is one of the most significant elements in the composition; not to mention for a moment the references to the symbology of Afro-Cuban beliefs and traditions.
With “Puzzles” (vinyl on PVC, 120 cm x 80 cm) Julio César shows his dominance of the photographic image to offer us from a very unique vision the political, social, cultural and economic relationship of two nations (Cuba and the United States) with a conflict of interest that goes back more than 200 years of history. A frame that through childhood innocence reflects a reality told in different ways from both parts of the Florida Strait. Winning work of the Codema Prize.
The collage is again present in this room with the piece “Dream Passion” (200 cm x 100 cm) by Daniel Rodríguez. A mixture of visual and tactile textures achieved by employment in addition to oil on canvas, and based on figuration through the self-portrait for the construction of discourse. A piece that is part of the new series that the young creator is making.
The kaleidoscopic cosmovision of Alejandro Baró is also part of the artistic proposals of this event. For this, the young creator presents one of the frames of the series “Excombros” (90 x 150 cm), in which he proposes a unique look from the codes of photography to the universe of architecture; capable of extrapolating ourselves to parallel universes in a transit from reality “to fiction” and vice versa; which earned him the award of the Cuban Fund of Cultural Property.
On the other hand, the excellent and well-achieved acrylic fillings on canvas in a perfect use of the spatula can be seen in “The Dead Christ, but Happy of My Grandfather” by Adrián Socorro. A work in which its author proposes us as on other occasions to the human figure as leitmotif of his compositions.
While Adriana Riera opted for the work “Absence”, with the use of digital photography as a creative technique.
The living room is a space for the promotion of contemporary Cuban and Matanzas art that performs during these visual times and will be open to the public until April 20th.