AURORA CAÑERO RETURNS BACK WITH HER SCULPTURES TO CHILE
The renowned Spanish sculptor, Aurora Cañero, returns to Chile after 13 years, with a stunning exhibition of her sculptures. The exhibition will take place at Aninat Galería de Arte main room with its inauguration on January 16th and a closing on March 2nd. Cañero belongs to a generation of Spanish artists who, in the eighties, sought in sculptural figuration the basis of their creative project, following the line of research opened by the Realist School of Madrid. Her most recent work addresses the mythical nature of the human being; his characters, endowed with an almost literary narrative, express themselves in a language that is increasingly closer to symbolism.
The sculptures of Aurora Cañero are halfway between reality and fiction. This sculptress from Madrid molds very realistic figures in bronze, but always incorporates a touch of fantasy, surrealism in her works.
The sculptures of Aurora Cañero are those that invite you to think and imagine the story behind each character, that make you think what is happening and fantasize about the possible options.
Marcos Barnatán wrote in relation to these enigmatic characters that "perhaps we recognize in them many traits that disturb us, beauties or emotions that we do not stop recognizing, fragments of our memories or instants that we once imagined as possible". What the sculptures of Aurora Cañero tell are the lost fragments of the mythical story: images of the subtle and simple, of the evident, are what was missing for narrating, the tiny piece of an immense puzzle where the probable and the impossible must exist. Because the one, bronze lovers tell us that they scratch, kiss and observe each other, it's nothing without the other.