Juan Carlos Bronstein - Painting

Juan Carlos Bronstein - Painting

Fascinated by the flight of vultures, Juan Carlos Bronstein new paintings show the birds as primitive silhouettes, green-black bodies on an orange background of a burning "hamseen" sky. Spiraling as a duet or in a flock, the raptors watch their prey from a height. Splendid and majestic, they patiently await the moment of death. As a result of the spherical perspective and the lack of direction (up-down, left-right), the viewer finds himself no longer facing the scene, but lying under it. It is as if the vultures were hovering above his head, waiting.

What/who are these vultures? Do they serve as a metaphor for humans or society? Are they demons haunting our daydreams and nightmares? Maybe they reflect the eternal, circular drama of life and death. In any case, the danger is imminent.

Leaving behind the figurative language of his previous work, Bronstein sets free expression and gesture to rediscover the pure movement of Baroque. Indeed, the dynamic composition of his new works echoes the lines of tension of 17th century masters. Still, Juan doesn't play with humans, horses and columns on the ceiling of a palace. He carries on the very essence of baroque space: the ellipse and the spiral, which he transforms into a magnificent choreography - cosmic, archaic, timeless: just as the flight of birds


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