El instante (The Instant)

José María Sicilia

Madrid, Spain, 1954
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    Ink on Japanese paper
  • Dimensions: 
    Triptych: 210 x 450 cm / Each part: 210 x 150 cm
  • Category: 
    Work on paper, Drawing
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  • Long-term loan Soledad Lorenzo Collection, 2014

A large-scale drawing which seemingly looks to reflect the continuing transformation and movement of poetic forms inhabiting this triptych. Behind them are hidden enigmas that must be revealed, for in these forms and instants other realities will come forth. The viewer is thus invited to discover the processes and examine the circumstances behind the work through their gaze. In the words of artist: “This work comprises translations of birdsong via IT programmes. The birdsong is the instant, a place no one returns from, where there no past and no future. This instant is a plenitude in which we know we exist, it feeds us and eats us at the same time. The instant is to touch that which is not time”.