The installation presents language in development – we enter into a world that is by all appearances incomplete, but which has an unknown, self-sustaining structure.
In every shape, a word is remade, a world is re-imagined. Such a world includes human-made objects, symbols, but takes a radical position where meaning does not depend on an anthropocentric worldview. True to Guillermo Trejo’s politically-informed practice, the exhibition suggests the precarious relationship between oppression and dissidence, in language and the pursuit of an ideal.
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Artist Guillermo Trejo writes,
It is about Plants, Modernism and Other Things is a series of woodcuts prints inspired originally by the shapes of plants blooming during spring. However, the project rapidly evolved into an independent project of system of abstraction that is contained under a series of aesthetic rules and constrained by a limitation of shapes and color.
This project reflects my interest in the idea of universality and art, as well as the possibilities associated with creating visual information that can be appreciated solely for its composition. In this context, art becomes a universal language. Walter Benjamin called this the"theory of pure art", that is an art that only has a connection with itself, so that contemplation would not be in relation to values and contexts of the viewer but with a deeper sensory nature or spiritual connection.