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The essay “Anotaciones para los fragmentos de un muro escrito” by art historian and critic Juan Calzadilla was featured in the catalogue to the show Fuera de juego. Exposición antológica. Manuel Quintana Castillo held at the Fundación Museo Alejandro Otero in Caracas between 1995 and 1996. The text provides an overview of Manuel Quintana Castillo’s work and its development from the mid-fifties to the time of its writing. Calzadilla furnishes information key to understanding the techniques, processes, and principles that define Quintana Castillo’s art. The author asserts that the consistency and coherence of Quintana Castillo’s style is indebted to a personal language that can be traced back to his work from the mid-fifties. He explains that the structure of Quintana Castillo visual system reflects concerns bound to the idea of “transcendence.”
This essay by Juan Calzadilla (b. 1931) was one of the texts featured in the catalogue to the exhibition Fuera de juego. Exposición antológica. Manuel Quintana Castillo held at the Fundación Alejandro Otero in Caracas in 1995. It is crucial to the understanding and interpretation of Quintana Castillo’s work. Furthermore, thanks to a friendship between Calzadilla and Manuel Quintana Castillo (1928?2016) that began in the mid-fifties, Calzadilla has a far-reaching vision of the artist’s development. The exhibition in question included over forty works from five decades, as well as a large number of graphic studies. As comprehensive as the show itself, the catalogue contains an extensive chronology.