Texts

Correspondences Mutuum – Mariangela Méndez

Nature is a temple in which living pillarsSometimes give voice to confused words;Man passes there through forests of symbolsWhich look at him with understanding eyes.“Correspondences”, Charles Baudelaire Trees, flowers, bees, grass, rivers, mountains, clouds, stones… Nature is a great metaphor. A landscape is a projection of human feelings, a cultural construction that can be decoded …

Correspondences Mutuum – Mariangela Méndez Leer más »

“OA…without moving”

Ana González belongs to a generation of enterprising artists who cultivate their trade within the narrow thresholds of aesthetics. Her career, nourished by a very important professional experience, is poised between architecture, photography, publishing and painting. As contemporary as she is conservative, González distances her art from provocation, denunciation and finger pointing by taking a …

“OA…without moving” Leer más »

ALICIA

There are only bloody fairy tales, because every fairytale is born from the depths of blood and fear.” Franz Kafka, 1952 In this series, Ana González evokes the stories told by a nine-year-old girl, the daughter of a family displaced by violence in Juradó, Colombia. The work highlights the tension between the innocence of childhood …

ALICIA Leer más »

The Mystical Pantheism of Ana González

By Héctor Abad Faciolince I believe that the God of this lively, terrestrial artist is closer to the pantheistic God of the kindly heterodox Jew Baruch Spinoza than to the Olympian God of the Church fathers. González looks at our natural surroundings—animal, vegetable, mineral—and paints and models them with extraordinary gentleness, yet in the manner …

The Mystical Pantheism of Ana González Leer más »