This is the first solo show in Portugal by Sol Calero (Caracas, Venezuela, 1982). On the occasion, Calero presents her paintings in original, handmade wood-carved Peruvian frames from the region of Cusco, acquired during her last trip to the country.
Sol Calero’s practice features a pictorial language that operates in a similar way as souvenirs do: an idealized representation of a place, concentrating multiple layers of self-projected identity. Cultural traits, traditions, landmarks, historical milestones, are all neutralized and displayed in leisurely forms for consumable purposes. The souvenir is not an object taken out of context, but an object created to encapsulate a context, and disseminate it as an abstracted interpretation.
Sol Calero (b. 1982, Caracas) lives and works in Berlin.
sun, mon, tue, wed
Kunsthalle Lissabon, R. José Sobral Cid 9E 1900-289