Mountains have a quality that invoke a feeling similar to that of when we experience ocean or space. They make... Read More
Mountains have a quality that invoke a feeling similar to that of when we experience ocean or space. They make us, feel small, and this in turn makes us feel vulnerable; this body of work tries to illustrate the indescribable. For Ascencio Fuentes, vulnerability is a state of creation, it is part of the artistic process.
'Ceci n’est pas une montagne' is a project with 3 main branches where Ascencio Fuentes explores the discovery and the formation of mountains where they should not exist, thus being fictitious mountains, the first branch takes the written word as its base and the second one uses the wood of the trees and the pass of the time inside them and the third one with ocean waves, to make a direct reference to ‘La Trashion des images’ by René Magritte, where he talks about the representation of objects and not of the objects themselves.
In ‘Every Poem Is a Mountain’ the poems by Carlos Pellicer that talk about the landscape are turned 90 degrees counterclockwise, and are the central point of the artwork. The length of each sentence creates peaks, plateaus and valleys. The drawn line creates the silhouette of the mountain and invites the viewer to transport themselves to one of these peaks, to the highest point and experience what would be a leap into the void, vulnerability is a space without a safety net.