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Ciro Beltrán : Solapas de contratienda

ExhibitionCiro Beltrán

By Wojciech Tuleya

Solapas de contratienda

Ciro Beltrán has something about himself which is called obsession by some, or mission by others. While talking to people, he would often mention ”hiding” and ”discovering”. He strives for discovering the truth, the one spelled with a block ”T”.

Ciro Beltrán
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Sometimes he conceives ”scientific” titles for his paintings, such as Catalogue of Landscape, Annals of Anthropology, and sometimes, some quite down-to-earth ones (Shaving Lotion, Snail Pranks).

Ciro Beltrán

But this is no mockery: Beltrán combines the ”general” with the ”particular”, not willing to lose sight of either. He speculates and systematises, but also, he poetises. He renders the poles of a micro-world and a macro-world close to each other. And, between contradictions, he spreads the cobweb of cognition, an esoteric cognition indeed.

Ciro Beltrán

He pursues what our European ”common sense” tells us not to do. Had he lived in 16th century, he would have been an alchemist. But he happens to live in our contemporary time; so, he is a painter.