(Excerpt) Oscar Muñoz – "Re/Trato" (2003)

By: Juan Camilo González

In Spanish “retrato” means portrait and re-trato means to try again or re-try. This wonderful piece from Colombian artist Oscar Muñoz shows a powerful way of using drawing conceptually to poetically visualize the idea. We see this portrait disappear (or never appear) before he is able to completely finish it drawing with the water. The video allow us to be part of this ritual that progressively reveals some complex ideas of modern man and its inability to be completely defined.

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