"Untitled", 2009. Laminated wood. 52 x 93 x 54 cm.

"Untitled", 2009. Laminated wood. 52 x 93 x 54 cm.

"Modular Sculpture 4 Untitled", 1973. Oil-painted plaster. 13 x 28 x 13 cm.

"Modular Sculpture 4 Untitled", 1973. Oil-painted plaster. 13 x 28 x 13 cm.

"Modular Sculpture 2 Untitled", 1973. Oil-painted plaster. 14 x 22 x 22 cm.

"Modular Sculpture 2 Untitled", 1973. Oil-painted plaster. 14 x 22 x 22 cm.

Juan Cuenca, A Story of Many Dimensions

Juan Cuenca

from September 7, 2022 to October 29, 2022

In 1884 Edwin Abbott Abbott published under the pseudonym A Square, the novel Flatland, A Romance of Many Dimensions. In it, he spoke of a world in which only two dimensions existed, a two-dimensional world where its protagonist, a square, narrates in first person a dream in which he escapes from his flat, two-dimensional world to a more complex three-dimensional world.

This exhibition addresses the artistic practice of Juan Cuenca in which, just as in the story we mentioned, his works try to escape from two-dimensionality to three-dimensionality, using small subtle gestures that somehow completely transform the character of these pieces, the essence of these pieces, to make them shift from their formative two-dimensionality, to a new objectual and factual three-dimensionality; in addition -just as in the story, as well- they are crossed by a fourth dimension: time, which in turn is transformed into memory.

With this exhibition we want to show recently created works together with projects and pieces in many other dimensions and disciplines, delving into the complexity and diversity of his work throughout his professional and vital trajectory without which it is not possible to understand his work, in its full dimension.

Text by Ramón Mateos (curator), 2022