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Untitled ("Palimpsesto"), photo transfer on aluminum, SOLD      [ Buy ]

Kadir Lopez

This intriguing mixed media piece is part of Kadir Lopez "Palimpsesto" series. (Palimsest: “A manuscript or piece of writing material on which the original writing has been effaced to make room for later writing but of which traces remain.”) Lopez uses the back sides of archival photographs relating to Cuba's history, along with the affixed captions, copyright stamps and signatures and even blotches of blackout paint suggesting censorship of text. He transfers them onto aluminum plates, sometimes adding elements of paint to retrace the original image or underscore its message. Thus, the actual image is missing, leaving the viewer to contemplate a subtext.
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Untitled ("Palimpsesto"),  mixed media on aluminum, 2011, 14x11
Untitled ("Palimpsesto"), photo transfer on aluminum, SOLD
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