Luis Sifuentes

(May 16 – June 9, 2014)

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Erosion 1
Travertine marble. 174 x 54 x 28 cm.
Erosion 1 Erosión 2 Erosión 3 Erosión 4 Erosión 5 From the series Erosión 6 From the series Erosión 7 From the series Erosión 8 From the series Ojo de agua

ENLACE ARTE CONTEMPORÁNEO Gallery (Av. Pardo y Aliaga 676, San Isidro) announces the opening of the solo sculpture exhibition EROSION bythe renown artist LUIS SIFUENTES, next Thursday, May 15 at 7.30 p.m. The exhibition consists of a series of twelve large-format works made from granite and marble. “Erosión” (“Erosion”) is a series of works that the artist has been working on for several years now, and is the result of his attentive and deeply felt contemplation of nature, time, and their activity, such as the wind with its constant, abrasive contact, just like time, which never rushes, doing its job and leaving a record behind it which the creator takes up, trying to feel and reason in the same way that nature acts, using this magic to produce the eloquent pieces that form part of this show. Observation, contemplation, empathy, and dialogue with silence, in order to immerse himself in it, to capture and assimilate it so that he can transfer it into his materials. Luis Sifuentes graduated from the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes in Lima, Peru. He has won important awards in Uruguay, Italy, Spain, and France over the course of his career, exhibiting at prestigious galleries such as Líneas Paralelas in Argentina; the Modern Art Gallery in Texas, USA; and Dong Gang in South Korea. His sculptures are held in important public and private collections in Peru, Chile, Denmark, Spain, France, and other countries. Luis Sifuentes has succeeded in developing a forceful and powerful oeuvre that has rapidly earned him widespread international acclaim, through the different symposia and events in which he has participated around the world. Of his work, Elida Román has written: “Sifuentes is a sculptor who is already sure of himself, on the path to a refined maturity that we do not believe will mean affectation, aggressiveness, or baroque excess, but rather a search for clear-cut, sincere schemes, full, above all, of a vital and overflowing eroticism.” His creations are defined by their clean shapes, clear and defined volume, with solid and well-established compositions where force is transmitted into everything by the mastery of the final resolution of the sculpture’s figure as a total form. There is a harmonic balance in the counterpoint or formal play of the dominant masses contrasted in two blocks (almost always upper and lower). These blocks dialogue and learn to live together in this game by virtue of the related and contrasting forms, and by the subtle treatment of the undulations or zig-zagging paths that offer a solution of continuity and organicity to the counterposed or contrasted masses. Sifuentes confers upon the stone an energy in which he alternates polish with erosion and upheaval, all enveloped in sensual and suggestive forms. The exhibition may be viewed through June 9, from Monday through Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.