Untitled 1996, Acrylic and graphite on canvas 92 x 75 in.

Untitled

1996, Acrylic and graphite on canvas
92 x 75 in.

Guillermo Kuitca

Guillermo Kuitca is interested in the idea of society, the individual and the masses. How is a single person defined when part of a crowd? How does class or social ranking effect people and how does that sense of belonging or exclusion figure into our public lives?Investigationsof place, society, and boundaries thread throughout Kuitca’s body of work that includes paintings ofarchitectural drawings, theaterseating plans and stages, hauntingly empty baggage claims, as well as topographical maps on mattresses. Sometimes subject matter is barely discernable, other times it is strikinglyclear. In all of thework, viewers get a sense ofmovement, anxiety, loneliness, and agitation in depictions of demarcated spaces.Kuitca himself talks about his works as having evidence of human presence even though people do not appear in his work, saying it depicts “the remains of a drama.”

Guillermo Kuitca (b. 1961) lives and works in Buenos Aires.