Escultura Sonora by Antonio Martorell


Esculturas Sonoras ("Sound Sculptures"), a collection that fuses painting, sculpture and music, plays with the frontiers between everyday life and art. Pictorial instruments that once were gas tanks, now communicate stories, myths and sonority. The technical and thematic variety of the visual language of several generations of painters have endowed each sculpture with a unique identity. Faced with our present problems, with the environmental crisis, unbridled consumerism and the policies of a neoliberal system that question the usefulness of art in modern life, these 17 sculptures propose new ways of thinking about a more sustainable future, of seeing the useful in the useless and to transform the disposable into art.

Antonio Martorell

Born in Santurce, Puerto Rico in 1939.

Bachelor of Science with a major in International Studies from Georgetown University in Washington DC (1961). She studied drawing and painting with Julio Martín Caro in Madrid (1961). Under the tutelage of Lorenzo Homar,  he undertook his graphic learning in the Graphics Workshop of the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture (1962). In 1968 he established the Alacrán Workshop. In 2015 he celebrated his fifty years of artistic career with the retrospective exhibition "IMALABRA" at Museo de Las Américas. In February 2019, he inaugurated his exhibition "Return to Home" (Labrando) at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Available for pick-up only. 13 x 13 x 12 inches.

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