Escultura Sonora by Rafael Rivera Rosa


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.

Rafael Rivera Rosa

Born in Comerío, Puerto Rico in 1942.

He holds a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) from Pratt Institute, New York (1989), a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BA) from the University of Puerto Rico in Río Piedras (1987) and an Associate Degree in Architectural Drawing from the Commercial Institute of Puerto Rico (1962). He studied screen printing and woodcut at the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture under the tutelage of graphic artist Lorenzo Homar (1960-1962) and painting with Domingo García (1959-1964). In 1970 he founded the Bija Graphic Art Workshop with René Pietri and Nelson Sambolín. In March 2017, he inaugurated his retrospective "Mirada Extendida (Extended Look), at the Museo de Las Américas. Available for pick-up only. 13 x 13 x 12 inches.

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