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Wonders Carles Congost

Espai Born, Casal Solleric, Palma de Mallorca

04.05 – 20.08.2017

 

Carles Congost (Girona, 1970) reflexiona sobre las repercusiones personales y emocionales y, especialmente, sobre qué es el éxito y qué hay detrás de él en Wonders. Una instalación que se inaugura hoy en el espacio Born Casal Solleric y que podrá visitarse hasta el próximo 20 de agosto.

“Vivimos una cultura del éxito donde el fracaso no tiene cabida, donde detrás de esta historia hay un capitalismo voraz que coincide con las implantaciones de las teorías neo-liberales de Margaret Thatcher”, señaló ayer Carles Congost en Cort.

Wonders es una propuesta videográfica que utiliza recursos cercanos al biopic musical y la performance para analizar la figura del one-hit wonder. La instalación, apuntó su creador, “habla sobre este fenómeno, sobre aquellos artistas que han tenido éxito por un solo hit o un solo álbum y que, en ocasiones, de forma voluntaria o no, pasan al olvido”.

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Palma Mallorca, 1962

Lives and works in New York

 

 

Macias has his roots in the so-called post-pop movement in Spain, depicting vividly colorful, abstract geometry. His early work can be read as a reformulation or assimilation of existing language from the culture of mass media. His works absorbs the formal pieces of an identifiable visual system, to bring its essential typologies together in a generic expression. They can be read as a semi-abstract reduction of the forms of everyday life. Several of Macias’ works apply the technique of interlocking figure and background, leading to the creation of double images, often not visible at first.

 

In recent years, Macias has been portraying imaginative characters in renderings that are still very colorful, but on the contrary carry grotesque and haunting features. They seem like they are dissolving, falling apart, but at the same time they convey their revulsion with an almost humoristic outrageousness; simple and iconographic, but also comic and personal.

 

Macias is interested in the artists role in fixing the forms of contemporary culture in the works; drawing attention to the painting, in his 2D- like figuration in his early days and pointing the mirror back towards the public in his confronting portraits.