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Large format painting consisting of three panels of equal size and a fine texture over the entire surface. In it, the theme of the social diaspora is addressed through the incorporation of symbolic elements related to a specific and contemporary migratory experience. The three panels that make up the work are differentiated by different tonalities at the bottom of each one of them.


In the first of the three zones, dark blue tones predominate in the background, on which appears a plane flying from left to right. The second one contains on a whitish background many black hearts scattered around a crown of thorns with spirals inside and a loop towards the lower end. The crown bursts the top margin of the panel and is located on a centralized cup. The third zone is defined by shades of reddish brown and offers the silhouette of a traveler in profile with suitcases, sealants and a white palm. The images that make up this work touch on the theme of incessant adversity, obsessive and recurrent hopes as a result of the Dominican migratory phenomenon in its various stages of preparation, departure, travel and arrival. In the work, the denotative meanings of the migratory movement are enlarged, acquiring this, the value of an initiatory, existential, political or metaphysical journey.

About the artist:

Tony Capellán is a multidisciplinary artist with mastery of diverse means of artistic expression, among which engraving, drawing, painting, sculpture and installation stand out. For the realization of three-dimensional works uses everyday objects and opportunities solid waste that collects in mouths of rivers, streams and coasts. With the use of these materials, he incorporates into his works a dramatic load of political and social reflection that is inquisitive, sharp and cutting, like the reality he reveals, and whose axis somehow always revolves around the Caribbean as a space of flow and reflux, waste vortex. He has received prizes in the Eduardo León Jimenes Art Contest in its editions XII (1987), XIII (1990), XIV (1992), XV (1994), XVI (1996).

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