Hiding the face is not always a sign of having done wrong.
Traditional elements and techniques such as oil and canvas combined with seminstalative visual structures created from cardboard, the intention of provoking the public beyond what it can or wants to see, trying to decipher the enigma that is hidden under a mask are some of the issues present in “Interior” (mixed media, 100 x 80 cm).
One of the most recent visual creations of the young artist Daniel Rodríguez Ramírez presented at the Mask Salon sponsored by the Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba at its headquarters in the Matanzas city.
One of the notable elements in this work is the use of perspective; its understanding depends on it. For that third dimension created through seminstalación proposes various readings. One of them and perhaps the simplest of all could be that in almost all the compositional plan of the piece one of the so-called “cities of the future” was built, of those that are shown in a variety of films of the science fiction genre.
“Interior” reflects the way of seeing and appreciating the author’s inner and outer world, since he lends his face to shape it, while their eyes become a spyglass hidden under the insightful gaze of a creative mask.
In the contest whose reference starts in the carnival festivities, several artists including Rodríguez Ramírez propose their creations from a diversity of visions and in which Art Povera constitutes the central link that unites them with each other.
A proposal that tries to rescue the old craft of making masks this time from the visual arts and contemporaneity.
In the artistic community of Artecru, those interested can find a selection of the pieces of this young artist.