Latin America art PINTA exhibition 2011
With seven members in the team, there were always going to be some disappointed faces when the draw was made for the exclusive tickets Cox & Kings had been offered to the VIP preview evening of PINTA – The Modern & Contemporary Latin America Art Show.
PINTA offers visitors the chance to discover the best of contemporary and modern Latin American art and showcases a range of works by established and emerging Latin American artists. The lucky winners Richard & Sarah share their thoughts on the exhibition and the pieces on display.
There were so many outstanding pieces of artwork to see. Some of the exhibits were a bit too modern for my tastes but there were some excellent abstract pieces that reminded of similar works I have seen in Lima and Mexico City. I was fascinated by Carlos Zuniga's - Portrait II - 'Ink on Argentine phone book'. This was of a human face that had been 'created' by the artist blacking out various names from pages of a phone book to create the image. The time this must have taken was incredible and the final result looked amazing.
It was interesting to see how Latin America is represented in the modern art world and not what I was expecting at all. Each Latin American country had a distinct character. The gallery was bustling with beautiful and stylish people from all over Latin America and a lot of the art had political references. The one that I found interesting was "The Bulletproof Series" by Milagros de la Torre. It was a collection of photographs taken in the archives at the Palace of Justice in Lima. The photos are of evidence from various crimes such as robberies: an ordinary photo of a jacket turns out to be a bulletproof jacket that was worn by a criminal.
Last night’s tickets were provided courtesy of Branding Latin America . The event is running at Earls Court Exhibition Centre from 6th to 9th June. Tickets cost £15.
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