Fernando Sinaga

Galería Oliva Arauna

“Take Brazil Easy” is the title Fernando Sinaga gave this exhibition. Like the title of a previous show, “El desayuno alemán” (The German breakfast, 1986), it is allusive, and tinged with irony. Brazil, the artist has written, “is now the living image of our conflicts, something that compels us to look elsewhere,” where there is nothing to worry about. In reality “Take Brazil Easy” attempts to explore the notion of an ultimate image. The grouping of works in two rooms of the gallery emphasizes the relationship of each individual piece to the others around it; the arrangements attempt to achieve a final image that incorporates not only the harmonies but also the discordant relations among the components. The result is comprised of fragments whose reading is neither linear nor simple. In spite of the “easy” title, Sinaga has opted for the riskiest path. Though the metal sculptures that make

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