Giambattista Piranesi – Humberto RivasEtchings and photographs

January 30, 2020 / April 24, 2020

Exhibition curated by José A. Aristizábal.

Separated by two centuries, the engravings of the Venetian artist Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720–1778) and the enigmatic photographs of the Argentinean Humberto Rivas (1937–2009) open the doors to a dream world, poetic and mysterious, the fruit of their visionary minds.

Over and above any formal analogies which can be established between these two masters of artistic works in black and white on paper – engraving and photography or vice versa – there is a similar backdrop. The dreaminess of ruins, of time elapsed, of past lives wrapped in melancholy. Both artists move with poetic ease in the use of fragments to portray a border time where one world wanes and the other has yet to arrive.
Artur Ramon Art