Concreto 3.0, Carlos Cartama, 2015

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“Estructuras en fase de construcción, o detenidas, estructuras abandonadas, son parte del paisaje cotidiano y tienen en común la capacidad de insinuarnos parte de esa vida posible aún cuando hablemos de aquellas que se detuvieron o quedaron abandonadas. Acaso más estas últimas.

La inevitable sensación de derrota ante la destrucción que conlleva la transformación del medio y el escepticismo ante el modelo desarrollista que nos toca se ven mezclados con la admiración por esa misma capacidad de transformación y sorprendido quizás con la belleza inesperada que resulta de la destrucción misma”[1] 

Drawings belong to an extensive series which presents structures as portraits.

Of the various lines of research that I’ve been maintaining over time, the Concrete series synthesizes in a good way recurrent themes of my work such as the insertion of the artificial in the natural environment, processes of construction and destruction, ruin as an inevitable result of the creative process and, on a more metaphorical layer, the difficult differentiation between the photographic-reality and the pictorial-thought.

[1]  “Structures under construction or stopped. Abandoned structures that define the everyday landscape and that have in common the ability to insinuate the part of feasible life even when referring to those that were stopped or abandoned. Perhaps even more those latter. The feeling of loss that involves the transformation of nature contrasts with the admiration for the ability of this transformation, and perhaps remains also affected because of the unexpected beauty that results from the destruction itself.”