Studio Sixty Six
GUILLERMO TREJO | IT IS ABOUT PLANTS, MODERNISM, AND OTHER THINGS

Vernissage: Friday, October 30, 2015
Runs: October 30 - November 22 2015

 

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There is an old and a new consciousness of time.
The old is connected with the individual.
The new is connected with the universal.
The struggle of the individual against the universal is revealing itself in the world war as well as in the art of the present day.

 

1918 De Stilj Manifesto

 

It is about Plants, Modernism and Other Things is a series of woodcuts prints inspired originally by the shapes of plants blooming during spring. However, the project rapidly evolved into an independent project of system of abstraction that is contained under a series of aesthetic rules and constrained by a limitation of shapes and color.

 

This project reflects my interest in the idea of universality and art, as well as the possibilities associated with creating visual information that can be appreciated solely for its composition. In this context, art becomes a universal language. Walter Benjamin called this the"theory of pure art", that is an art that only has a connection with itself, so that contemplation would not be in relation to values​ and contexts of the viewer but with a deeper sensory nature or spiritual connection.

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