Espai Tactel Gallery opens on March the 11th “Glory of the artifice/liquid portraits” by artistic duo Christto Sanz & Andrew Weir. Based on the traditional structure of art history, Christto & Andrew's portraits and still lives, impose a saturation on both color and meaning, generating a crisis in the viewer’s perception.
Western society has been ‘accused’ of having Chromophobia, not surprisingly… “Glory of the artifice/liquid portraits” adds more to a phobia homogenizing advocated structures.
Working with image, as do Christto & Andrew, but also with the devices in which they are exposed, the coexistence of currencies is reflected: contrived as the portraits that illustrate, showing clearly that we are mere images dressed in the costume that are our own identities.
Christto & Andrew’s “Glory of the artifice/liquid portrait” exhibition can be seen at Espai Tactel Gallery in Valencia, Spain until 29th of April.