Escultura Sonora by Nelson Sambolín
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.
Born in Salinas, Puerto Rico in 1944.
He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Puerto Rico in Río Piedras (UPR, 1970) and a Master's from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn (1983). In 1969 he received the Poster Award given by Ateneo Puertorriqueño and in 1970 he founded the Bija Workshop with artists Rafael Rivera Rosa and René Pietri. He works as a professor at schools of Architecture and Public Communication at the University of Puerto Rico. His first solo exhibition was Guatíbiri Gallery in 1976. His work has been presented in Puerto Rico and abroad. Available for pick-up only. 13 x 13 x 12 inches.
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