Posts tagged with "arte uruguayo contemporaneo"



Paz Viola's work concerned itself with dreams, the universe and the void.
15. April 2024
"All works are born from the pulsation of inspiration: all images are born from a point and a line." It's like another layer of human thinking, another territory that will suddenly give me a sense of timelessness.
Communicating Spirituality Through Art
01. April 2024
Art is of utmost importance for the world: it is an instrument and an important form of human dialogue. Art is the cornerstone upon which culture is built, and throughout the history of art we see the most significant manifestations of being. Art has transformed, from political and social critique and voice of advocacy to a more universal, spiritual and cosmic expression.

11. December 2023
When I paint, I let emotions and intuition lead the way. My works do not make statements, which I believe come from the fictitious, intellectualizing self, against which I jealously guard. Nor is my art a transmutation of symbols and ideas into their equivalents in images or forms. When I create, I do not begin with the end or even a plan in mind. Instead, I leave empty space to allow my subconscious self to take over.
Matta was my first teacher of abstractionism.
20. November 2023
I vividly remember the moment when an abstract painting by Matta captured my imagination as a seven-year-old. I was flipping through an old textbook, and an image sucked me in like a whirlpool or wormhole of sorts, into the inner world of the artist.

(Paz Viola) When I create my images, I rely on the surrealist technique.
05. November 2023
To me, these images are the poetics of light channeled by the artist as a conduit. The light is transmitted from elsewhere—perhaps from an alternate universe
Space
25. October 2023
Perhaps human beings who walked the Earth millions of years ago saw transparent space where we now perceive physical objects; likewise, it is possible that at some point in the future we will see solid, physical objects where we now see transparent space.

The cave evokes the feminine
25. September 2023
Ancient cultures regarded caves as places where transcendental experiences occurred: they were the first sanctuaries; they were gateways to the underworld, to the interior of the Earth itself. In the beginning there was chaos and wilderness, where the earliest humans took to the caves for survival, regarding them as sacred shelters. The epitome of this cave-shelter symbol is that of the womb of the Mother Earth, a place of solace—a common motif across times and cultures.
Unveiling light
17. September 2023
When I re-approach my works as a viewer, I imagine the images as framed and displayed in a certain space such as a gallery or a museum, since I don’t know how I feel about a painting until it is hung on the wall. Hence, one of my favorite parts of exhibitions is when people tell me how they feel about and what they see in my works, and then I become a viewer of viewers.

Light, Embodied, Opening, Paz Viola Solo Exhibition.
15. June 2023
Light, Embodied, a solo exhibition by contemporary abstract artist Paz Viola (Uruguay, b. 1985), opens on June 10, 2023 at CAN Art Center, in the contemporary art hub that is the 798 District in Beijing. The works featured in the show are inspired by the artist’s musings about light, seen as cosmic energy and a constant source of fascination. Through his visual expressions, viewers are drawn into Paz Viola’s world of mystical oneness to explore its every hidden nook and cranny, where light and d
Art & Life with Mauricio Paz Viola
25. November 2018
Mauricio, please kick things off for us by telling us about yourself and your journey so far. Many life situations inspire me – artists are a little different in the sense that we see differently. I was born in a small town on the shore of La Plata River with the most gorgeous sunsets in the world, carnival, Murgas, candombe, bohemian life, good wine and beautiful women, contemporary artist in New York