Isla (La pared de las palabras)
Installation of several paintings surrounding the Gallery space, making coincide all the horizons at the same high, in order the spectator could perceive each painting like a window on the wall, emphasizing the experience of being surrounded by the water. The viewer is the Island.
"The sea is an obsession for any island population…
When I was a child, I looked to the horizon and would imagine the world beyond. The sea represents the seductiveness of these dreams, but at the same time danger and isolation.
The Iron Curtain, a concept from the Cold War that I read about for the first time during history classes when I was student, was my inspiration behind this series of seascape paintings.
I wanted to use thousands of fishhooks to create a surface that would be almost tangible to the viewer upon their approach; this would become the tactile experience of standing in front of a metal fence. The fishhook itself is an ancient tool that has kept its design for centuries and which is also symbolic of seduction and entrapment.
For Cubans the seascape imposes a political and ideological limit that has been dividing families, ideas and feelings for several generations; it is a mental wall between the present and the future that affects the collective conscience like a permanent fascination" Y.C.