Arlés del Río
1975, La Habana
On the basis of my experiences as an individual within society and my reflections
about the nature of art, I play with the graphic or conceptual associations of all
sorts of social, political and/or cultural phenomena with materials and objects that
have been found, which I manipulate, reproduce or reinterpret to embody illusions,
utopias, and other issues of an ideological nature, etc.
The space and its context are crucial in my work to generate ideas in specific
spots. The dimensions, materials, the media (sculpture, painting, installation,
photography, drawing, etc.) are subordinated resources in the representation of
these ideas, and they are essential for a functional placing and a direct interaction
or dialog between the spectator and my works.