This exhibition seeks to portray blue in its multiplicity through a carefully selected yet varied group of artworks.
WE ARE BLUE
Works by Carlos Alarcón, Angélica Chavarro, Carolina Convers, Luis Luna, Catalina Prado, Ismael Rivera, Pedro Ruiz, and Jerónimo Villa.
Blue is a polysemic color: it can evoke both sorrow and calm. Blue as ice and blue as light, blue as the summer day. Various ways in which this enigmatic color can be employed are manifested through this selection of works, not only in different shades but also in different mediums: from drawing and painting to collage and even installation.
Blue is close to nature: it is the color of certain bodies of water, it is the color of the sky. And in some of the works featured in this exhibition, we can contemplate a reference to both these elements. The figures of fishermen and rowers in the works of Pedro Ruiz, Catalina Prado, and Ismael Rivera, and those of castaways in Carolina Convers’ paintings, lose themselves to atmospheric backgrounds that envelop and absorb them as if they were nebula. And the color blue, appearing as water or as the sky, sometimes even as both.
In Carlos Alarcón’s daily life drawings, blue appears as a flash of color among the sober graphite traces. In the works of Luis Luna and Angélica Chavarro, paper appears as the primary material, and the color blue is employed in a more abstract manner. Jerónimo Villa uses this same technique (collage), but in this case, employing a less conventional material (sandpaper) as the protagonist.
This exhibition seeks to portray blue in its multiplicity through a carefully selected yet varied group of artworks. The artists featured demonstrate the different possibilities this color offers, and the diverse messages and emotions it can convey.