Miquel Wert

1- Corrientes - Charcoal and acrylic on canvas - 81 x 116 cm - 2011

Corrientes, 2011. Charcoal and acrylic on canvas, 81 x 116 cm

For more than ten years, my work has been dealing with the theatricality of everyday lifeand questions the representation of the collective unconscious. In the staging of these images I try to reconstruct the recent past that is fading from our memory, linking personal genealogical issues with a shared collective experience. The frame is treated as a stage, full of anonymous actors who perform in front of the curtains of an  imaginary theatre. Often these actors come from documents that I inherited (tied to my Swedish roots) or are the result of an arduous selection process from different archives. The contemporary use of evidence and documentary traces, offers a new dimension and life to the image. I like to interpret it as a gift… and in this same way, share it with the audience.


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