Friday, September 7, 2012

Museo de Arte de El Salvador (MARTE)
MARTE Contemporáneo

by Nadie (nobody)
September 7th to October 14th, 2012

With cuts of football players silhouettes taken from posters and photographs of the newspapers sports sections, Nadie creates a mural of collages in which the accumulation of these figures further evoked a fresh Baroque religious art. From this idea, similarities are found (very obvious and commented) between religion and football fans: both massive, multitudinal passions aroused. Thousands of people gather in one location and create rivalries between opposites. In the iconography field, both figures are suspended in the air (either by divine grace or to prevent a goal); faces with intense expressions; limbs in angular poses, folded clothing in primary colors; a possibility for erotic readings by interactions are presented, among others. In this comparative exercise, it is curious to observe how the players are attributed with extra-human abilities, almost with super powers a little more credible than those attributed to the saints who are depicted in Catholic art.

Nadie is Javier Ramirez, El Salvador, 1985. Writer and visual artist. He has published the poetry collection "Even voided spaces have air," winner of the literary contest Tapado Gallo from the Cultural Center of Spain in El Salvador (CCESV), 2009. He won the third place in the XI Young Artists for the Still Life work, created in conjunction with Ephraim Caravantes; he participated in Managua and San Salvador at the 2010 Poets per km² - Poetic festival organized by Arrebato Libros of Spain and had a solo exhibition of Nadie photography, part of the festival Esfoto 10, at La Rayuela coffee shop, 2010. In 2011, he obtained the Art Residency for Latin American and Haiti Creators at the Mexico's National Fund for Culture and Arts in the field of Words. In 2012 he was part of the sample This is not a de-generation: young art in El Salvador? restored by Ernesto Calvo and held at La Casa Tomada. 
The MARTE Contemporary program is sponsored by Mario Cáder-Frech and the MARTE Contemporary Committee.

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