"Encuentros irreversibles", features the latest collages by the Spanish artist residing in Bolivia, Silvia Cuello.
The title of the series makes reference to the creative process of these works, in which chance, luck, and intuition generate an infinite number of random and transient encounters of images, of which only a few survive to be fixed as works on paper. These irreversible encounters are recognized instantly through a hearth feeling, because they are a revelation of the unconscious with no way back, a point of no return.
In words of the psychologist Francisco Da Costa, “To surrender oneself to the images of dreams that the artist proposes, is to wake up inwards.
By sharing with the public these group of images, and potential metaphors, Silvia Cuello offers the audience the possibility to perceive curiosity, surprise, interest, disgust, laughter, discomfort, and a further range of emotions.
A good book is not the one we read, but the one that reads us. The artistic expressions like the ones presented here, help us, not only to express ideas, but to touch base with feelings, desires, and psychodynamic aspects yet inaccessible or without a concrete expression, similar to dreams. Arguably, this type of communication is capable of touching us deeper than the objective and rational.
The metaphoric language, symbolic or poetic, is amenable as a resource rich in expression because of its open meaning, and a free logic that allows for the coexistence of paradoxes without mistakes. This world is not about one thing or another but about one thing and other, like fishing out in the sea not with a cane but with a net.
I propose the viewer not to worry about finding out what the artist means, which would almost banalize her work; but to give in to the esthetic and emotional experience. Remember that what is unconscious, in many cases, has good reasons to remain as such, and a direct approach may render us resistant to knowledge. The proposed task is a search without the intent of searching.”