Special Jury Prize

Composition of Sixteen Figures in an Interior and a Cauca Landscape Stage

Composition of Sixteen Figures in an Interior and a Cauca Landscape Stage "Anything can happen, everything is possible and plausible. Time and space do not exist. Upon an insignificant background of real life events the imagination spins and weaves new patterns: a blend of memories, experiences, pure inventions, absurdities, and improvisations." -August Strindberg Many different interests overlap in this work: the picture raises the simultaneous circumstances of chance, meetings and actions, signs and resistances, anecdotes and occurrences that take place in an ambiguous space. It is a twofold scene, in which an absurd story emerges, like some sort of trap to the logic of representation. The composition deals with a treatment of space and figure between freedom and restraint, and it is always siding with transgression. It relies on the experience of drawing the human body in order to emphasize the tension between the identity of the character, a young model, and the position of the artist. It plays with the representation of Renaissance space, the transgression of scale, and the study of woodcut technique. Orlando Martinez Vesga