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Poem

Jorge Eielson1977

MALI, Museo de Arte de Lima

MALI, Museo de Arte de Lima

An artist with a highly versatile visual oeuvre, Jorge Eduardo Eielson is better known for his extensively studied and discussed literary work. His practice involved painting, sculpture, performance, installation and photography, exploring the paths of conceptual and experimental art; however he always returned to painting. In 1959, while living in Rome, he began the series The Infinite Landscape of Peru’s Coastline, consisting of mixed-media works made with sand and scraps that he had brought with him from his home country. With these elements, he made drawings of tracks and grooves, and enunciated words that evoke both the desert and the sea, determining the affective limits experienced in self-exile as well as in the territory itself. This approach to the landscape of the desert and the Peruvian coastline –which arises as a theme of representation in Peruvian literature, painting and photography as a counterpoint to indigenous motifs– has continued to propose a nearly abstract perspective on the places that inherently link the past and present of a kind of alternative cultural identity. (TC & VQ)

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  • Title: Poem
  • Date Created: 1977
  • painter: Jorge Eduardo Eielson
  • Título original: Poema
  • Técnica: Óleo y arena sobre tela
  • Texto curatorial: Artista de gran versatilidad en su obra visual, Jorge Eduardo Eielson es mejor conocido por su producción literaria, ampliamente estudiada y comentada. Habiéndose desarrollado como pintor, escultor, accionista, instalador y fotógrafo, Eielson transitó por el conceptualismo y la experimentación sin dejar de retornar a la pintura. Hacia 1959, y radicado en Roma, inicia su serie El paisaje infinito de la costa del Perú, compuesta por obras elaboradas con arena y restos que se hacía llevar desde Perú. Con estos elementos diseña pliegues, huellas y enuncia palabras evocando tanto al desierto como al mar, precisando los límites afectivos experimentados en el auto exilio así como los del mismo territorio. Contrapuesta a los motivos indigenistas, la aproximación a la costa peruana propone una mirada casi abstracta del desierto, cuyo presente evoca al mismo tiempo a sumergidas civilizaciones costeñas precolombinas, en una continuidad que articula identidades culturales alternativas. (TC y VQ)
  • Physical Dimensions: w920 x h1950 cm (Complete)
  • Type: Oil paint and sand on canvas
  • Rights: Colección Museo de Arte de Lima. Donación Rafael Lemor

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