The disfigured images of Evelyn Aguilar Sánchez (San Antonio de los Baños, 1991) evoke fragments of existence, pieces of everyday life, truncated stories ... At first glance they seem unfinished works, but it is precisely that ephemeral condition that manifests poetry.
These ink drawings on paper are fragile testimonies of an era and the objects and beings that distinguish it. Evelyn stops in details (the cobblestones of a street, a clock, her own face, a cat, a wall ...) or in more comprehensive landscapes (a port, a street, a crowd ...). The final intention, rather than describe, is to "narrate" the moment.
This series is a tribute to memory. And like memories, it is expressed in a fleeting visuality. Each piece is like a fabric that could be undone effortlessly. In the same way that our remembrances disappear.
Many Cubans or foreigners who have lived in Cuba will be able to identify some of the references without difficulty, but the spectator who does not know them has before them the challenge of “completing” the painting.
Evelyn Aguilar Sánchez is the chronicler, the person who tells the story ... but each of us can finish that story at will.