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  • ICAA Record ID
    1156200
    TITLE
    Manuel Quintana Castillo una visión retrospectiva / Víctor Guédez
    IN
    La piel del tiempo : Manuel Quintana Castillo : exposición retrospectiva. -- Caracas, Venezuela : Fundación Galería de Arte Nacional, 2002
    DESCRIPTION
    p. 11-47 : ill.
    LANGUAGES
    Spanish
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Book/pamphlet article – Essays
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    Guedez, Victor. "Manuel Quintana Castillo una visión retrospectiva." In La piel del tiempo: Manuel Quintana Castillo: exposición retrospectiva, 11-47. Exh. cat., Caracas, Venezuela: Fundación Galería de Arte Nacional, 2002.
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Synopsis

This essay by Víctor Guédez entitled “Manuel Quintana Castillo: Una visión retrospectiva” was featured in the catalogue for the exhibition La piel del tiempo: Manuel Quintana Castillo, held at the Fundación Galería de Arte Nacional in 2002. Guédez’s text provides an overview of the artist’s career starting with his studies at the Escuela de Artes Plásticas y Artes Aplicadas in Caracas. It discusses his magic realist work, his interest in Cubism, his brief incursion into Informalism, his “topological painting” period, and his current production. In addressing the philosophical, aesthetic, and conceptual questions that have marked Quintana Castillo’s production, Guédez affirms that intimacy, time, space, memory, and transformation as part of the the artist’s ongoing evolution.

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“Manuel Quintana Castillo: Una visión retrospectiva” by Venezuelan historian and art critic Víctor Guédez was among the texts published in the 130 page catalogue for the exhibition La piel del tiempo: Manuel Quintana Castillo (Caracas: GAN, 2002, 11–35), held at the Fundación Galería de Arte Nacional in 2002. The essay cites a number of distinguished experts on the artist, as well as texts by Quintana Castillo himself that are crucial to understanding his philosophical-aesthetic concerns. The exhibition was the most complete show of Quintana Castillo’s recent work at the time to have been held in a decade. In addition to this text, the catalogue contains an extensive chronology of the artist’s life, a bibliography including pertinent articles in the press, and a group of poems—some of them never before published—by Quintana Castillo himself.

Researcher
Félix Hernández
Team
Fundación Mercantil, Caracas, Venezuela
Credit
Courtesy of Victor Guedéz, Caracas, Venezuela