“Time for Painting: The Return, Latin American and Caribbean Artists Today” is an exhibition curated by Marisa Caichiolo (Building Bridges Art Exchange) taking place right now—from January 27-31, 2016—at the Los Angeles Convention Center, West Hall A, 1201 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, California. Participating artists in Time for Painting include Angel Delgado / Cuba; Angel Ricardo Ricardo Rios / Cuba; Ciro Quintana / Cuba (see painting above); Frank Martinez / Cuba; Rodolfo de Florencia / Mexico.
The painting as an artistic genre has never really gone out of production among artists. From the 1970s until today however, most critics and the general public moved away from traditional painting to the extent that some even proclaimed that painting was dead. Instead, critical and artistic attention was focused on the discourse generated by artists through space. Time for Painting: The Return marks the rediscovery of painting by artists.
“The return of the painting is not the result of an intensification of painterly activity, but rather a willingness on the part of the artistic community, mostly young artists, to resume attention on painting as a research technique to express new ideas. Interestingly enough, the reemergence of the panting among young artists has come somewhat unexpectedly, for it happened after a years-long search for new techniques and nontraditional artistic languages, such as the media-video-art,” states Marisa Caichiolo, director Building Bridges Art Exchange.
“The idea here is to create a dialogue between emerging and established artists from Latin America and the Caribbean (Mexico, Dominican Republic and Cuba). And the final aim is to highlight matter and figuration as languages to express and connect the similar realities of those cultures to the artists’ socio-political and economic perspectives.”
Although painting may have been considered as something of the past, it is once again at the forefront of the art world in connection with the street arts. The renaissance of this technique has also created a newly-formed tradition and relationship between the artist, art and society. [. . .]
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