Slovenia 2014-2017


Exhibition in Škocjan

 

Slovenia

These works constitute a modest tribute to Mexican writer Octavio Paz, in the first centenary of his birth (1914-1998).

The majority were chosen by the Jury of the Annual Review within Review Festival to award the editors of the best cultural magazines in Europe. They were exhibited in the framework of that event held annually in Škocjan, Slovenia, organized by European writers Stanka and Primoz Repar under the auspices of the European Commission and UNESCO.

Interval 1                                                   Interval 2
 oil on amate 40/60                                        oil on amate, 40/60 

 

Instantaneous architectures 

hanging over a pause,
apparitions neither named
nor thought, wind-forms,
insubstantial as time,
and, like time, dissolved.

Made of time, they are not time;
they are the cleft, the interstice,
the brief vertigo of between
where the diaphanous flower opens:
high on its stalk of a reflection
it vanishes as it turns.

Octavio Paz

1914-2014,(Two stanzas from the poem “Interval”).



     

The Grove 1                                            The Grove 2
oil on amate 60/40                                   oil on amate 60/40

Enorme y sólida
Pero oscilante,
Golpeada por el viento
Pero encadenada,
Rumor de un millón de hojas
Contra mi ventana.
Motín de árboles,
Oleaje de sonidos verdinegros.
La arboleda,
Quieta de pronto,
Es un tejido de ramas y frondas.
Hay claros llameantes.
Caída en esas redes
Se revuelve,
Respira
Una materia violenta y resplandeciente,
Un animal iracundo y rápido,
Cuerpo de lumbre entre las hojas:
El día.

Octavio Paz

1914-2014

(Fragmento del poema “La Arboleda”)


  Aspiration (O. Paz Tribute series)
oil on canvas 60/60

 

Straight Time (O. Paz Tribute series),
oil on canvas 40/30

 

Dawn of a new era
oil on canvas 60/60

 

Reader and listener
oil on amate 40/30

 

Human time
oil on canvas 70/50

 


Magic Mountain
oil on amate 60/60

 

Feast and contemplation (O. Paz Tribute series)
oil on canvas 40/30

 

Mask face and smile
oil on amate 40/30

Fall and resurrection
oil on amate 40/30

 

Sprout gives wisdom
oil on amate 40/30

Unfolding Being
oil on amate 30/40

 

In the beginning
oil on amate 30/40

Cerro de la Estrella (O. Paz Tribute series)
oil on canvas 60/60

 

Philosophy of the present, action and contemplation (O. Paz Tribute series)
oil on canvas 30/30

 

Sensuality and reflection (O. Paz Tribute series)
oil on amate 60/40

 

Opportunities for love
oil on canvas 60/40

 

Walk out of loneliness
oil on canvas 40/60

 

On a cosmic scale our life is insignificant
oil on canvas 60/40

To approach the Other
oil on canvas 40/60