Espacio sin Memoria
Carlos Franco offers us the exhibition “Espacio sin Memoria”, the result of his pictorial research from his time in Uruguay. Carlos is a Nicaraguan artist, who currently lives in Sauce, Canelones. This work in progress was selected in the 2017 call that Kavlin CC carries out each year. His exhibition addresses the painting of private spaces that interrogates us about the sense of belonging, identity and uprooting.
In the words of the artist: “This series is entitled Space without Memory and reflects the culmination of my research into mundane spaces that the layman can easily forget. The work creates a dialogue that confronts the idea of memory of a territory and its permanence on our collective memory. Memory itself is fragile because we forget the details of our daily environment. I look for these lost moments, registering them in my own bank of images.
For this project where I describe my environment in Uruguay, I have found rejoicing in the words of Nietzsche “Some people are so accustomed to solitude with themselves that they never compare themselves with others, but spin their monologue of a life with a calm mood and cheerful, keeping good conversations with themselves, even laughing. ”
The proposal “Space without Memory” establishes to bring the vision of the disappearance of Uruguayan landscape to the exhibition space. At the center of this investigation is find the investigation of epidermal spaces that inhabit our life everyday from abandoned buildings to broken shutters, possibly insignificant but reveal moments of great loneliness. ”
Finally, Carlos Franco opens the question about the incidence of painting as a representation of a contemporary landscape that does not claim perpetuity but is consciously observed from its brief existence. In the end our desire is that art is that which lasts.
Venue: Centro Cultural Kavlin, Calderon de la Barca, 20000 Punta del Este, Departamento de Maldonado, Uruguay
Closing: 20 June 2018