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By Alicia Menises

Curatorial Text, Areco Museum, Posadas 2013

Every human being is able to experience an aesthetic feeling before a work of art, but this feeling cannot block the discovery of other realities hidden behind those formal elements that have made experimentation possible. In the work by Andrés Paredes, the re-description of natural reality through his labyrinthine weaves of vegetation and oversized “bugs” becomes a vehicle of expression and reflection on the possibility of other forms of existence.


In this exhibition, the artist proposes a moment of contemplation and discovery, and places before our eyes the movement towards a new formal, spiritual and social awareness based on the redefinition desire that every human being may pursue. 


In the deliberate choice of butterflies, cicadas and dragonflies, Andrés bases his great metaphor about the likelihood of change, understood as a transformation towards a possible different, new and renewed future.

After undergoing a process of growth and differentiation, these insects shed their skin or exoskeleton. That is why within the work, they acquire a symbolic and amplified dimension, in the certainty that this process allows that life organism to continue growing and developing.

In Exuvia, the abandoned skin becomes a testimony, the realization that something has occurred. 

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