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 bark paper, 40/60 cm,                             oil on bark paper, 40/60 cm, 2014.

 

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 barkpaper, 60/40 cm, 2014.                  oil on bark paper, 60/40 cm, 2014.

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”)

 

  ‘Vacuum’ (O. Paz Tribute series),
Oil on canvas, 60/60 cm, 2014.

 

‘Straight Time’, (O. Paz Tribute series),
Oil on canvas, 40/30 cm, 2015.

 

‘Other art blunts’
Oil paint with spatula on canvas, 60/60 cm, 2017.

 

‘Reader and listener’,
Oil on amate paper, 40/30 cms, 2018.

 

‘Human time’,
Oil paint on canvas, 70-50 cm, 2017

 


‘Original Metaphor’
Oil paint on amate paper, 60-60 cms, 2018.

 

Feast and contemplation ‘(O. Paz Tribute series),
Oil on canvas, 40-30 cm, 2015.

 

Face mask and smile,
Oil on amate paper, 40-30 cms, 2017.

‘Fall and resurrection’,
Oil on amate paper, 40-30 cms, 2017.

 

‘Vital flow’,
Oil on amate paper, 40-30 cms, 2017.

‘Unfolding Being ‘,
Oil on amate paper, 30-40 cm, 2017.

 

‘In the beginning’,
Oil on amate paper, 30-40 cms, 2017.

‘Cerro de la Estrella’ (O. Paz Tribute series),
Oil paint with spatula on canvas, 60 / 60cm, 2014.

 

‘Philosophy of the present, action and contemplation’ (O. Paz Tribute series),
Oil paint with spatula on canvas, 30 /30 cms, 2015.

 

‘Sensuality and reflection’ (O. Paz Tribute series),
Oil on amate, 60 /40 cm, 2014.

 

‘Opportunities for love’,
Oil on canvas, 60 /40 cm, 2015.

 

‘Walk out of aloneness’,
Oil on canvas, 40/60 cm, 2015.

 

‘On a cosmic scale our life is insignificant’,
Oil on canvas, 60 /40 cm, 2015,

To approach the Other’,
Oil on canvas, 40 /60 cm, 2015.