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Miguel Lorente

Galería Carmen de la Calle

If one looks at Miguel Lorente’s oeuvre—he has been making work, at a slow pace, for almost twenty years now—it is clear that he has always been interested in connecting art and science. In the early ’90s, he participated in the group Colectivo Colectivo, where he investigated such themes as the theory of relativity. His solo work is based on making molds of the human body and disassembling different types of machines. The core issue of the relationship between art and science has remained constant.

Visión, etc” is Lorente’s first solo exhibition in eight years. Raised up as if to preside over the rest of the work, the sculpture Ojo (Eye), 2005, serves as an emblem of the overriding intention of the exhibition. In it, Lorente simply and resoundingly speaks of the eye both as a mechanism to be understood scientifically and as the organ of vision. In fact, all of the pieces in the show deal

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