ALEXANDER ZULETA · OVER TIME

 
   Sin título      Acrylic on canvas  105 x 90 cm

Sin título  

Acrylic on canvas

105 x 90 cm

Alexander Zuleta (Guatemala, 1978) is considered one of the most important emerging artists of Guatemala. This is the first time the exhibition Over Time is showcased, an exhibition whose title admits multiple interpretations, offers a panorama of his last series, nine unique pieces with the same thread: the importance of children playing and the line of life. His work is a constant criticism of societies that do not allow children to develop, learn and grow through game, something that has been happening in many communities of Guatemala for generations. Each of Over Time's works is an analysis of the routes that are generated playing with marbles or flipping the jacks, two of the most typical games of Guatemala.

The artist generates a geometric abstraction of the physical plot and adds the emotional component that has remained unconsciously in the psyche and that influences the perception of the work according to who looks at it. In this last series it can be seen how kinetic art and op- art have influenced his work. Zuleta has reinterpreted his fetish artists by imprinting a conceptual twist on genres such as life, space, time, origin and movement. Each of these concepts are embodied in straight lines and primary colors that can be interpreted by each viewer can even rotate or combine them at will. A work in movement, with freedom, that conjugates the expression of the artist with the one of the spectator giving back to him the possibility to return to play. Zuleta's great technical prowess and great talent have allowed him to investigate different techniques, styles and materials that have led him to this, his last almost artisanal study. Altogether, his work constitutes a deep reflection on the nature of the perception, the movement, the representation, the childhood, the life and the death.

   Sin título      Acrílico sobre lienzo  120 x 90 cm

Sin título  

Acrílico sobre lienzo

120 x 90 cm

 
All my works are somehow related to my childhood toys and based on how the stage of playing games influences an individual’s evolution in one way or another. In my last series, where I studied thoroughly the folding of the cellophane that is used to wrap toys, I realized how art, science, vertices, signs and life could be simplified into lines and dots. I started to work with geometry, studying kinetic art and op-art, abstracting the movements generated by the traditional toys in my country, as well as marbles and jacks.
Each one of these pieces exhibited in ‘Over Time’ represents a movement from the origin, a line of life: light, space, time and movement.
— Alexander Zuleta
 
   Sin título      Acrylic on canvas  120 x 90 cm

Sin título  

Acrylic on canvas

120 x 90 cm

 
   Sin título      Acrylic on canvas  110 x 90 cm

Sin título  

Acrylic on canvas

110 x 90 cm

 
 
   Sin título      Acrylic on canvas  110 x 90 cm

Sin título  

Acrylic on canvas

110 x 90 cm

 
   Sin título      Acrylic on canvas  120 x 90 cm

Sin título  

Acrylic on canvas

120 x 90 cm

 
 
   Sin título      Acrylic on canvas  200 x 150 cm

Sin título  

Acrylic on canvas

200 x 150 cm