Wednesday, December 28, 2005

House Plan with Blood Flows

Guillermo Kuitca
House Plan with Blood Flows, 1991
Acrylic on canvas, 37 x 27 inches

Collection of Nan and Gene Corman, Beverly Hills, California
Courtesy of Sperone Westwater, New York

The artist is fascinated by cartographical forms, from maps of vast swaths of territory to compressed urban grids to compact floor plans. In many paintings he has reproduced the layout of a small apartment. Here the space is a living, pulsating organism, both nurturing and ominous.

-found in "YOU ARE HERE", Personal Geographies and Other Maps of the Imagination,
by Katharine Harmon, published by Princeton Architectural Press.

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