Drama Turquesa


Drama Turquesa’s leitmotif has its roots in a piece entitled Derrame Turquesa, from the series Derrames, which is comprised of objects which have apparently been exposed to high temperatures or deformation, which has caused them to melt.

They use highly-symbolic Cuban elements—congas, drums, kerosene lamps—which melt and are reduced to a liquid stain on the floor. Humour (at times scathing), spectacularism, game playing, provocation and diversity of materials are recurring features in this work. These elements are visible in the drawings and sculptures of the series entitled Barbacoas, which includes pieces such as Homenaje al Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional and Suboficial Grill, inspired by monuments to unknown soldiers in Socialist countries.