Flight: On the proposal of Frédéric Fontenoy

By: Luisa Deguile
  
Marcel Proust: “It was Pirandello who for the first time gave me the idea that a person is not as I had believed him, immobile and clear before us, with his qualities, his shortcomings, his projects and his intentions, but it is a shadow in which we will never be able to penetrate.”
Or a light, which leaves in the wake spectra and shadows in our retinas, in our memory and understanding …, as a new invitation, this time, to our own lights.
And something else also tells us, meanwhile, Frédéric Fontenoy.
 
 

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Contact: About Neil Craver’s proposal

By: Luisa Deguile

  

Temptation of touch. As often happens, under the illusion that other forces are what lead us beyond our own will…
Thus, curiosity, hunger that could well explain the furtive way of capturing, paints a different force, one as determined by Physics: yes, emerging from emptiness. In such a way that our side, that of the spectator, I say, is offered promptly to the particular character and circumstances of each one. To fill the emptiness.
The position is granted to us at the very edge of the shadow from which we stalk.
In any case, safe: are the ones who are naked.
But Neil Craver makes us participants of something else…
 
 

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Sin and abstraction: On the proposal of Juarez Machado

By: Luisa Deguile

   

The saying goes about getting lost, to finally find yourself really. It has its own truth. But as for doing it in communion, or rather to find one in the other, it refers only to an ideal. Albert Cohen points out this, especially in Belle du Seigneur: complete, sublime unity differs from love; Passion, on the other hand, implies abstraction: a thousand times, of death, so close. It is an illusion of affirmation, in reality rejection of the threat we feel, looms over us.
Perhaps this is why the desire to monumentalize moments, often precisely corresponding to this loss, as if it were the key step to the beyond, in joyous transcendence…
The work of Juarez Machado provokes in this respect.
 
 

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Of understanding, and tribulations: Dialogue with Marcelo Stella

With: Luisa Deguile
 
Among the paintings, it is clear, this is a confrontation. Like the challenge of holding the look of a madman with eyes composed of insect. But it takes only a few seconds in each image to see the distortion of the meaning of madness.
The questions arise.
 
Art and what for. What is the meaning. Recurring and yet recurring questions grab pen, and rip sheet…
Mere vanity? Need?
 
Marcelo Stella pours out, with great care, the essence of this supposed tribulation. Violence, then contained, will have full effect with the communication to which it gives rise and as it develops.
 
 

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Toast from the cracks: Dialogue with Alejandra Alarcón

With: Luisa Deguille


It would be more or less easy to say of anguished glances before the images of Alejandra Alarcón. But this would imply that we had fallen, let us say, in the trap: We would say much more of ourselves than of the images, and only a little bit, at a glance, of the relation that it raises.
Light and color are her keys. They flow, however, as a sweet savor, of particular charm, crowning the date with that part of ourselves that always knew what the reality was about, from the very children’s stories, those in which elixirs and poisoned apples are offered.

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