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Cutouts comprises a series of more than 50 small works on paper up to date. These are based on selected historic statues and memorials through which I study the monument’s archetype and imagine the implications of its absence in our daily lives. To make each work, I cut out a section of the monument’s silhouette, with the exclusion of any figurative elements, and fold it down or to the side leaving a negative space at the center. I use paper to counteract the expensive, precious qualities of monuments and that of traditional sculpture.

10_Cutout (The Journalist's Square and Monument to Clemente Marroquín Rojas).jpg
07Cutout (The Obelisk).jpg
08Cutout (Chile Square and Monument to Bernardo O’Higgins).jpg
09Cutout (Venezuela Square and Monument to Simón Bolívar).jpg
10 Plaza y monumento a Cristóbal Colón.jpg
2 Plaza Eucarística y monumento a Juan Pablo II .jpg
9 Plaza Perú y monumento a Ramón Castilla-2.jpg
8 Monumento a Antonio José de Irisarrí copy.jpg
17 Monumento a García Ganados copy.jpg
11 Monumento a Benito Juárez  copy.jpg
16 Plaza México _Monumento a Benito Juárez  copy.jpg
18 Monumento a José Arce Leal copy.jpg
4_Plaza Ecuador1.jpg

Top image (from left to right)

Cutout (Monument to the 1944 Revolution, Calzada San Juan, Guatemala City), 2021. 

Cutout (Juan Jacobo Árbenz Guzmán Monument, General Cemetery, Guatemala City), 2021.

Cutout (Monument to the Declaration of Independence, Centenario Park, Guatemala City), 2022.

Cutout (Christopher Columbus Statue, Columbus Triangle, Queens, New York), 2022.

Cutout (Monument to The New Citizen or to The Cigarette, Ciudad Juárez, Mexico), 2023. 

Gray, tan and white acid free paper, 9 x 12 inches, Edition 1/2 + A.P.

Installation view, Levantamiento: A Collective Unshaping, solo exhibition, The Rubin Center for the Visual Arts at the University of Texas at El Paso, 2023.

Photo: Julio Barrera

Individual artworks

Selections from the series Cutout (Avenida de las Américas, Guatemala City), 2023 and Cutout (Avenida de la Reforma, Guatemala City), 2023. Gray and white acid free paper, 9 x 12 inches, Edition 1/2 + A.P. 

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