The human scale

 The human scale

Niels Reyes (Santa Clara, 1977) and Alejandro Gómez Cangas (Santa Clara, 1986) share artistic interests in common, perhaps the most relevant being the persistence of both in painting as an expressive means, in continuing to solve their intricacies through constant exercise . When confronting the work of both artists in the same space could be explained immediately why organize a two-person exhibition between them. That relationship between the whole and the part that seems to be facing, but culminating in a related concern, as old as the Renaissance philosophy that placed man at the center of the universe.

In the compositions of these young artists, related lines are recognized. Inertia and movement oppose or converge in a similar sense of uncertainty. The same figure can look at us inquisitively in a work by Niels and also turn our backs on one of Alejando´s canvases; the possible narratives remain in what we can imagine through those faces, expressions and attitudes.

Everything makes more sense in the voices of the artists themselves. We talked with them, who agreed to each interview in which they talk about their creative processes and personal interests within art. As soon as they know each other, perhaps today they notice that both coincide in that obsession to capture the infinite expression of the human being.

Sandra García Herrera and Elisa M. López Rodríguez


May 2017

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