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International Biennial Print Exhibit: 2022 R.O.C.


2020 Edition

Merit Prize

Project for an Architecture of Air (Stage 2)
  • Project for an Architecture of Air (Stage 2)
  • Colombia | Orlando MARTINEZ VESGA
  • Anyone who doesn't believe in miracles is not a realist.
    - David Ben-Gurion.

    In my work, it is possible to recognize some situations as if they were memories, but there are also certain unexpected aspects: A character that floats in the air and holds others, a frame that frames the portrait of a stranger who looks at us, boys jumping for the pleasure of jumping, doing piss, vomiting, flying, spinning. I put in evidence my preference for presenting in parallel what is wrong and what is right. I use the experience of studying urban environments and some local references from the countryside near the place I live in. This way, I propose a precarious balance in the image between what can be recognized and what is absurd, what is politically correct against what goes out of the rules. My work implies a commitment to suggest certain circumstances that arise as a possibility.
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