Genesis of the Apocalypse, 1990
Painting: Acrylic and collage with paper, photography and found objects on canvas.
Personal exhibition (Graduation thesis), San Alejandro Fine Arts Academy Art Gallery, Havana.
Personal exhibition, Wifredo Lam Art Gallery, Havana.
Ironically… Pop Art
The use of the visuality and iconography characteristic of Pop Art (an artistic movement that, according to some art historians, marks the end of modernity and the beginning of a new era in art) is clearly ironic in this series. Taking advantage of its avidity for the most “vulgar” and lightweight of culture, Pop here constitutes a symbolic starting point and metaphor for the birth -genesis- of cultural apotheosis -apocalypse- that has subsequently come about in the West with the change of paradigm in the aesthetic and philosophical and the advent of a late modernity that has been objectified to the extreme, enchanted by mass culture and the aesthetization of the banal; a very globalizing post-modernity but really globalized for only a few. A new-medieval modernity, which not only packs and sells the aberration of the variable, changing or mutant Truth and the exacerbated subjectivism without subject as the only possible way to validate and conceive the cognitive phenomenon, but also, in its new spirituality and peculiar religiosity, that confuses self-realization and transcendence with the cult of the body, economical success, or social acceptance.