Glauber Ballestero Cuban, b. 1977
Glauber builds a fictional reality around racial and cultural discourses.
Glauber builds a fictional reality around racial and cultural discourses. The color white is used as an aesthetic and conceptual resource, based on its
condition of container and synthesis of all colors and ultimately of the
things. The pieces, similar to a prosthetic body, operate artificially like the
performance of a helper. Multiple references can be found in his
work, which comes from cinema, literature, science, and the occult, creating a hybrid discourse that is consolidated through the visual. The same happens with languages, where photography, painting, and installation are used indistinctly following the ideas he handles.
IsolationCollective show 10 Jul - 30 Sep 2020The project, called Aislamiento (Isolation), explores the concept it evokes. It refers to its etymological origin; he goes through its identity interpretations, the so-called defense, control, communication, introspection, and mental state mechanisms; and approaches it as the new policy of social interaction that it is today, facing the new challenges...