David Arnás
22/03/18 - 24/04/18
The eternal confrontation between good and evil has been incarnated on countless occasions in the rivalry between the hero and the villain, be they historical or fictional characters. Each has an immutable and definitive role, stereotyped in many cases, leading each one antagonistic causes that root with their extraordinary nature and destiny.
The approach of this exhibition places the figure of the poet, an example of the highest artist, as the "hero" in his search for truth and beauty. The villain, an evil character who gives the counterpoint to this hero, is embodied by a series of real criminals, whose long criminal trajectory or the terrible of their children have come to convert them, in some cases, in icons of crime and evil. One of the intentions of Wild Flowers (poets vs villains) is not only to oppose again as tradition establishes both "collectives", but to disturb with the nature that also unites them.
Both are often marginal beings, immersed in their own "evil", whether in poetic creation or crime, and make them slaves to an irrepressible impulse. Both are individuals outside of certain social rules and the law, although for very disparate reasons, and disturb the conventional, the established, and therefore subvert collective thinking. We need only recall the cursed poets of the nineteenth century or the vanguard and their contempt for bourgeois creation and their willingness to participate in life. Thus, both poets and villains are members of clubs with certain similarities, even though their ultimate goal is antagonistic.
In the case of poets (composed of great figures of universal poetry of the nineteenth and twentieth century) are portrayed within a very pictorial series, in the form of a false 19th century cabinet, in which both the stain and the drawing have a great importance.
Villains are depicted with a bill closer to the comic book, whose faces are crowned with spots from the controversial Rorschach tests that try to light up his twisted psyche accentuated with violent splashes of black ink. And finally it represents the total confrontation between poets and villains with a series of scenes, parody of competition in which they compete in, for example, a contest of pyropos, a duel of dances, or in a contest of ventriloquia.
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