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Luis González Palma print: Ara Solis, aquí estoy frente a mí, 2010.

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Year2010
AutorLuis González Palma
TítuloAra Solis, aquí estoy frente a mi
Técnica4 inkjet print on watercolor paper
Medidas50x75 cm
Tirada20

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Luis González Palma

Biography: Luis González Palma born in Guatemala in 1957, he lives and works in Cordoba, Argentina. Among his personal exhibits we can mention: those displaying his personal works are: The Art Institute of Chicago (USA); The Lannan Foundation, Santa Fe (USA); The Australian Centre for Photography, Australia; Palacio de Bellas Artes, México; The Royal Festival Hall, London; Palazzo Ducale di Genova, Italia; MACRO and the Castagnino Museum, Rosario, Argentina, Telefonica Foundation and Centro Gallego de Arte Contemporáneo in Spain; photographic festivals such as Photofest in Houston, and in Bratislava, Slovakia; Les Rencontres de Arles, France; PhotoEspaña, Madrid; Singapur, Bogotá, San Pablo and Caracas, among others.

His work is included in various public and private collections, such as The Art Institute of Chicago, USA; The Daros Foundation, Zurich, Sweden; La Maison European de la Photographie, Paris, France; The Houston Museum of Fine Arts, USA; Fonds Regional d´Art Contemporain, Paris, France; Fondazione Volume!, Rome, Italy; Biblioteca Luis Ángel Arango, Bogotá, Colombia; The Fogg Museum in Harvard University, Boston, USA; The Minneapolis Institute of Art, USA; Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, Japan.

Luis González Palma is currently considered one of the most important photographers in Latin America, with a wide and unquestionable international recognition.

Work: Ara Solis, aquí estoy frente a mí , 2010

Most of Luis Gonzalez Palma's photography deals with his mixed Latin and Mayan heritage, focusing on portraits of the indigenous people of Guatemala. However, in this series entitled Ara Solis, he turns his lens on the beautiful imagery of ships sailing across a sea of crumpled bed sheets. The photographer retains his center of attention on his cultural background through these figurative representations. It appears to be symbolic of the European migration to the west and settlement in the Americas with a dream. Even the title of the series hints at the ritual practices of his ancestors at the “alter to the sun” where sacrifices were made to the gods for good fortune.

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