Luis Sifuentes

April, 27 - June, 03, 2016

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FROM THE SERIES ECLOSION
Huamanga stone (alabaster). 2016. 50 x 60 x 40 cm.
FROM THE SERIES ECLOSION BATTAN I FROM THE SERIES EROSION I FROM THE SERIES EROSION XVI FROM THE SERIES EROSION XI BATTAN II FROM THE SERIES EROSION X FROM THE SERIES EROSION XV FROM THE SERIES EROSION XX BATTAN

EXTRAORDINARY EXHIBITION OF SCULPTURES BY LUIS SIFUENTES ENLACE ARTE CONTEMPORÁNEO Galería de Arte, Av. Camino Real 1123, San Isidro, is pleased to announce the sculpture exhibition from the series Erosión, Battanes, Oráculos del tiempo (Erosion, Grinding Stones, Oracles of Time), which will be inaugurated this coming Wednesday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m. The exhibition consists of a group of eighteen works of varying sizes, made from granite, marble, and Huamanga stone (alabaster), as well as a large mural relief in mixed technique. From the Series Erosion, Battanes, Oracles of Time, as well as a very special piece from the Eclosiones (Eclosions) series, display the creative developments in the works that Sifuentes has been carrying out for years now, which have earned him major awards in South Korea, Spain, Italy, Uruguay, Colombia, and Bolivia, among other countries, where he has left behind public works of art in parks and other places. These pieces are the result of the artist’s contemplative nature and peaceful, constant empathy with nature, time, and processes of change; processes that include wind erosion, for example, with its unceasing action, leaving behind records of a sort which the sculptor captures, feeling and flowing in the very same way that nature does, giving rise to the eloquent pieces that make up this exhibition: through observation, contemplation, empathy, and dialogue in silence, in order to penetrate, understand, capture, and assimilate, expressing it all in his materials and creations. Luis Sifuentes is a graduate of the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes in Lima, Peru. He has won major awards in Uruguay, Italy, Spain, and France over the course of his career. He has exhibited at prestigious galleries such as Líneas Paralelas in Argentina; the Gallery of Modern Art in Texas, USA; and Dong Gang, South Korea. His sculptures are held in important public and private collections in Peru, Chile, Denmark, Spain, France, and other countries. Luis Sifuentes has developed a forceful and powerful oeuvre that quickly garnered him widespread international recognition at the different symposiums and events in which he has participated around the world. With regard to the artist’s work, Elida Román has written: “Sifuentes has already secured his place as a sculptor on the path to a refined stage of maturity, which, in our opinion, does not mean affectation, aggressiveness, or Baroque-style excesses, but rather a search for clear, sincere schemes, infused above all with a vital, overflowing eroticism.” His creations stand out for their clean forms; clear and defined volume; and solid, well-balanced compositions, where strength is transmitted to the whole by the masterful final resolution of the sculpture’s figure as a total form. There is a harmonious balance in the counterpoint or formal give-and-take of the dominant masses, faced off in two blocks. These enter into dialogue and reach a mutual understanding in this give-and-take, by virtue of the related and contrasted forms, as well as the subtle treatment of the undulations or the zigzagging paths that offer a solution of continuity and organic-ness to the opposing or conflicting masses. Sifuentes imbues the stone with an energy in which polish alternates with erosion, with upheaval; all of it enveloped in sensual and suggestive forms. The exhibition is open to the public from Monday through Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., through June 3.