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OIL

Cayman Gallery, New York City, United States
1981


"Oil is an icon of power, and it's a terrible thing."  –  Rolando Peña


 
 Photo by Ricardo Armas

Photo by Ricardo Armas

 
 

 
 
 

"The oil is me. I assumed it as mine, it is my muse and my certificate, nothing that concerns this mythical generator of power is alien to me, neither the recent war against Iraq nor the most recent events in my country, those ... Less than none ". "Oil is an icon of power, and it's a terrible thing."  –  Rolando Peña

In the work of Rolando Peña, oil coexists from devotion, repulsion and denunciation. For Peña the role of the artist is to open doors and spaces for thought, communication and reflection.

 

Photos by Eddy González