The Covid 19 pandemic has shown us the fragility of humans. The health crisis has forced humanity to reinvent the ways of life in society and the relationship between individuals. In artistic practice, the closure of the exhibition, distribution, and dissemination circuits confined the artistic object to the virtual medium. We now have new forms of socialization and dialogue with the viewer through the screen of the computer or cell phone.
The Folding Paintings series is the reaffirmation of pictorial practice and its constant redefinitions. It is a proposal that opens the field towards experimentation, gestures and the action of painting, understanding the creative act as liberating, in which signs, symbols and images, both historical and political, as well as those of contemporary culture, intertwine and unite continuously from two paths, one formal and the other conceptual to generate a structural and semiotic reorganization of the artistic object. Conceptually, the series aims to generate dialogues between cultural signs, found and modified images, apostrophes to the history of art and multiple visual languages. The result bets on the playful, the critical, the ironic, the ambivalent and the elusive, related to identity, memory and territory in certain political, social and historical contexts.
An excerpt from Demian Flores original statement