Dead Sea Scrolls
From September / November 2020 at Cowry Art Studio. Artist: Rafael Lopez Ramos
The Dead Sea Scrolls. This short suite of works derives from a series Lopez-Ramos created in Havana, for the exhibition Walking Beside you in the Buddhist Temple (Vancouver, 1997). Some of the 7 artworks been shown now, were part of those pieces or are made with documents, objects or tokens he brought with him in order to finish these works, or make new ones. He aimed to record human experience focusing on its social, biological, national, and individual spheres, represented by some of its own fragments and vestiges, mixing yellowish historical tokens and the most banal, current, local objects, along signs and symbols of ancient mystical traditions, maps, plans, sketches, and handwritten notes by himself or other people, following a sort of “collective bricollage” creative method.