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  • ICAA Record ID
    1160353
    AUTHOR
    Araujo, Gabriel
    TITLE
    Esto no es un límite / Gabriel Araujo
    IN
    El Nacional (Caracas, Venezuela). -- May. 23, 1999
    LANGUAGES
    Spanish
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Newspaper article – Essays
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    Araujo, Gabriel. "Esto no es un límite." El Nacional (Caracas, Venezuela), May 23, 1999.
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    NAME DESCRIPTORS
Synopsis

According to the poet Gabriel Araujo, the Venezuelan visual artist Luis Romero’s works on paper stretch limits and genres, and overrun the borders of literature. Romero associates images with words that complement each other (“the opacity of the word and the resonant sound of the image”) in situations that range from the pedestrian to the universal, all seasoned with humor and passion. In Araujo’s opinion, every writer will see his own creative process in these works by Romero.  

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This essay by Gabriel Araujo was the main text in the catalogue for Entrelíneas (Caracas: Monte Ávila Editores, 1999), the exhibition of work by the visual artist Luis Romero (b. 1967) at the Complejo Cultural Teresa Carreño, in Caracas. It was not by chance that a poet was chosen to write the catalogue essay, or a bookstore selected as the exhibition space, since Romero’s work involves constant interaction between words and images in a sort of visual poetry that looks at everyday domestic and arbitrary connections, as in this exhibition. Araujo, who fully understands the visual artist’s creative process, writes about the multiple associations between image and text, focusing his review on the many references to and loans from both genres that convey the ambiguity that dilutes the limits in Romero’s work.

Researcher
Josefina Manrique
Team
Fundación Mercantil, Caracas, Venezuela
Credit
Reproduced with the permission of C.A. Editora El Nacional, Caracas, Venezuela
Location
Biblioteca Juan Carlos Palenzuela