Casa Tomada @ Saatchi Gallery


I must say I visit Saatchi gallery at least twice a year for its new exhibition, they have their new exhibition up approximately every six months to nine months. My brother must be my best buddy to visit galleries; you know as you grow a little older you rarely spend quality times with your siblings but more with your friends.  I do appreciate and treasure every single moment that I spend with my brother. Both of us have some kind of art background studied either up to A-level or degree level, so we admire and appreciate the wonderful art culture that London brings.

Have to say, biggest regret I didn’t go was not to to Royal Academy of Arts’ Summer Exhibition this year. Make it a must for 2015!


Our aim was to visit Pangaea: New Art from Africa and Latin America exhibition. I have to say sometimes you don’t get to understand each artist’s work at all, but just try to allow yourself to understand or intepretate what that art brings to you. This is the interesting part of admiring art, not everyone has the same intepretation.

The highlight of this exhibition to me, indeed, are the Casa Tomada by Rafael Gómezbarros, the website/guide says…

Casa Tomada, the work makes a very particular reference to a short story by Argentine writer Julio Cortázar, in which the inhabitants of a large mansion become invaded by elusive presences announced solely by muted sounds. In the context of these public art interventions, the metaphor reminds the viewer what Cortázar himself declared shortly before passing away: unless a country buries its dead, they will always be remembered as ghosts in the attic.


When you look at these sculptures and doesn’t even think of anything but wow, this look is well amazing! or with people stand in front of it and make scared expression.  However, when you discovered the meaning behind this work… and now when I look at it, I began to understand a little more of what the artist was trying to tell us.

… assembling of two human skull casts as if the Santa Marta-born artist were attempting to summon death in life… is to address the plight of millions of displaced people who constitute the invisible but pervasive mass of immigrants crossing the planet… tribute to thousands of Colombians who suffered internal displacement and violent deaths as casualties of the armed conflict that wreaked havoc in the country for the most part of the last fifty years…


….on a side note, will you want to be an ant ?


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