Plinio Avila (Zacatecas, Zac., MX, 1977-)
the probability of GOD
Painting, drawing, other media
September 6th - October 31st , 2008

 

'the probability of God' is an exhibition that explores the situation of contemporary men against transcendental questions. The works presented at l EDS l GALERIA analyze in a subjective, personal and melancholic way; concepts such as faith, good and evil, loneliness, the supernatural, uncertainty and pain. Three-dimensional paintings and drawings, videos, prints, texts and audio; these works do not pretend to offer answers but only to reformulate the questions. Plinio Avila lives and works in Brussels, Belgium and Zacatecas, México. Laureate from the Hoger Instituut voor Schone Kunsten of Antwerp, Belgium.  Born Baptist and Mexican, Plinio was born again in a North American evangelist church at 13, then again at 15, and at 17. Then he resigned rebirth to become an artist only to find similar disappointments. His work can be seen as a series of strategies to overcome loosing his faith in both religion and art. His work is identified more by a nostalgic-humoristic personality than for an specific technique or style. The eclectic mixture of traditional painting, small videos, traveling notes and text adaptations, aloud the spectators to find a sort of familiarity with the artist, identifying themselves easily with the subjects and media. They can be interpreted as metaphors between the physical and metaphysical, the secular and the divine. Plinio creates a contemporary iconography for a personal faith, his own barrack in the supernatural world and the art world.

 

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