Medium: Intaglio with chine-collé Dimensions: 7 3/4 x 7 3/4 inches (image) 14 1/2 x 14 3/4 inches (sheet) Signature: Signed Artist details: Ecuadorian, 1963 Edition: EV of 50 Condition: Tape residue verso.
Medium: Woodcut Dimensions: 15 x 19 1/2 inches (image) Signature: Signed Artist details: 1963 Edition: AP of 5
Recommended by Paige (Collections Manager): "For me, Ecuadorian artist Paula Barragán is a master of the everything-all-at-once style and Volcán Pichincha is an excellent large-scale example. This woodcut shows the artist's hometown of Quito on the hillside of the volcano. How does one capture a city in a volcanic eruption? With everything all at once. Barragán includes the people, the buildings, the cars, the dogs, crabs and birds. She uses text, boats and skulls, she compresses space and creates a ladder to the top of the volcano, smoke becomes arrows or faces in the sky. I have recently been thinking about Barragan's work since the New York Times published one of her works in April 2020 with her writing, ¿De quién es la culpa? (Who is to blame? or Whose fault is it?) about the pandemic and environment. In Volcán Pichincha as with the new piece, I see Barragán grappling with as many elements as possible to describe a moment or to understand why."
Medium: Intaglio Dimensions: 10 x 12 inches (image) 16 1/2 x 20 inches (sheet) Signature: Signed Artist details: Ecuadorian, 1963 Date finished: 2005 Edition: EV of 30
Recommended by Rebecca(GalleryManager): This print speaks to me of Latin American folklore and mysticism. Paula Barragán’s work has a beautiful, narrative quality combined with colors and textures of her culture. Here there are only a few identifiable details - a bicycle, a dog, a person - but the story seems much larger.