SHE WANTED FLOWERS. THE EXHIBITION OF JUAN CARLOS LEÓN
Casa del Barrio gallery presented the exhibition Ella quería flores (She Wanted Flowers) by visual artist Juan Carlos León. Curated by Santiago Ávila Albuja.
Ella quería flores is an exhibition that presents seven works of expanded drawing. It is a creative process born from a gesture of generosity. In words of Santiago Avila Albuja: "Juan Carlos' intimate relationship with medicinal plants activates his memory and affective memories. A homemade recipe for asthma is the beginning of his reflections on the cycles of life and the possibility of imagining an ecosystem that unfolds and intertwines. In his work, vegetable beings come to life and become present in the form of drawings".
Juan Carlos León (Guayaquil 1984). Ecuadorian artist currently living in Mexico whose work is characterized by a constant hybrid identity. His production explores the development of landscapes and "sensitive data visualizations", electronic, robotic and automated sculptures that include experimental processes of scientific research and that unite culture and nature, art and science. He often works with materials rich in physical and symbolic qualities (oil, water, fungi, medicinal plant extracts, etc.), which also emanate economic, religious, mythological and cultural connotations. He is interested in how technological advancement gives humans the illusion of power over nature. He is now experimenting with a variety of collaborations between the human element and the natural element by designing a controlled human environment that, over time, gives way to an organic process.
Ella quería flores (She wanted flowers). Solo exhibition by Juan Carlos León.
Until October 14, 2023.
Casa del Barrio. Panama 200 and Juan Montalvo in the city of Guayaquil, Ecuador.