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'WHEN THEY COME ALIVE (JUAN ARAUJO ON CY TWOMBLY)
Photo by: Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio Courtesy: the artist and GALLERIA CONTINUA
11 December 2021
10:00 – 19:00
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The research of the Venezuelan painter Juan Araujo (1971, Caracas) investigates the history of Western culture and the history of art through a hyper-realistic reproduction of images found in books, magazines, photographs and online. However, the artist’s work doesn’t just make reference, it focuses on history, images and their indelible permanence over time, through different methods of replication, adaptation and dissemination.
In this exhibition, Juan Araujo presents a group of works that comes from a careful study of some photographs taken in 1966 by Horst P. Horst for the November issue of Vogue, which accompanied an article on the American painter Cy Twombly. The photographs portray the interiors of Twombly’s residence in Rome, spaces bathed in intense white light that revealed a visual balance between the painter’s large canvases, Roman sculptures and eighteenth-century decorations.

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