Lost Value (series)
Romulo Gallegos was the first democratically elected president of Venezuela. Best known for being a literary treasure and the most important Latin American novelist of the 20th century.
He describes in his novels costumes, landscapes, and approaches the social circumstances of political oppression, issues that are still valid today.
In each of these pieces I weighted the book “Novelas Escogidas” by the same author and subtracted some of its value.
In an Assemblage technique, I tore and outlined the pages placing them on a grey background, grouping the fragments with the Architectural reference from the Barrios of Caracas.
The assembled texts cuttings create tensions, generated by the subtle deciphered letters loaded with emotional burden, turning the image in to a visual tridimensional aerial view.