ALEXANDER ZULETA · OVER TIME
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.