FERNANDO UREÑA RIB ARTWORKS

 

 

 


Fernando Ureña Rib's series of stroboscopic drawings eloquently describe movements in space: psychological as well as physical space. The viewer is at once presented with images of movement, of an overlapping continuum of frozen motion. Ureña Rib's nudes jump and bend with a visual stutter, a staccato progression that has the disquieting effect of a film projector slowing to a breakdown.

In the strange aura of this slow motion, stop-action movements, Ureña Rib introduces a veritable Pandora's Box of subliminal images. Ureña Rib's visual puns (women whose faces become birds with alarmingly human eyes), awaken the nightmare dream reality that seems to recall the ancestral animal elements within the human mind: Toes become tail feathers, human profiles transform into subtle animal images.

In a few drawings, the images of the bourgeois dressed male figure: flowered tie, cufflinks and button-doe collar gives away to primordial bestial howling. Visions of the ancestral beast seem released from a delicately held glass of wine. Clothing is a dignity that is but a pasteboard mask over feral longings. Ureña Rib's pits civilization against raw animal nature. He symbolizes the bird as a pre-conscious dream image of a woman in these drawings.
One drawing shows a woman-tender, precious and fragile as the bird she cradles, another portrays a woman as she becomes in an unsettling progression, rapacious bird from another reality. This counterpoint, this ambiguity challenges the viewer and lures him to examine his own nature and subconscious bestial instincts.

Ureña Rib's is known as sculptor. His drawings reflect the three dimensional conceptualizations of a sculptor's mind. The works write in space, their planes and facets seem almost chiseled; revealed this way and that as they comfort. Always there is motion: The figures in motion in space and transformation.

This body of works is a tour of the interaction of movement and transfiguration. On psychological level, it is a gadfly that prods the animal, sometimes brutal within us.
With sweeping grace, Ureña Rib's multiplies the incubus-like lures us into dark forest images. We experience the dreams of animal reincarnation. The drawings intrigue the eyes for the well-formed sirens that populate Ureña Rib's works are unlikely guides to this seemly Egyptian Pantheon of animal ancestral deity.

The subtleties, visual puns and subliminal references are the special pleasures of his work, which tease the mind and emboss themselves on the subconscious.

STEPHEN D.KAPLAN
ALTOS DE CHAVON.LA ROMANA. NEW YORK

 
 

 

 

ABSTRACT

AQUEOUS

ARTWORKS

BIOGRAPHY

DANIELLE DEGARIE

DOROTA KOZINSKA

ERICK ALLEN

FERTILITY DANCES

LÚDICA

marianne tolentino

DELIRIUMS OF LÚDICA

STEPHEN D.KAPLAN

ERICK ALLEN

SCOTT DUPERRON

STEPHEN D.KAPLAN

 

 

 

FERNANDO URENA RIB

ART STUDIO

 

 

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Revisado: May 13, 2013
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