THE BERLIN WALL

Analysis on the Trabant automobile and its consequence.

by the sociologist Rodrigo Torrealba

The image as an evocation of memory.

On account of the 28thyear’s anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, painter Oscar Villalón Ríos reminds us of the most recent history of Germany and its daily life through his paintings that detail the most recent past of a Germany that was a unique experience in history. Quoting the Uruguayan thinker Eduardo Galeano, in his book, The Book of Embraces where tells us: ‘To remember: from the Latin re-cordis, means to go through the heart again’. I say this when I want to refer to an aesthetic metaphor that is reflected in Oscar’s painting, an avant-garde artifact during the existence of the German Democratic Republic (GDR), the 'Trabant' automobile. (Continue reading)

B11061963 (Tríptico), 2017

Oil on canvas. 137.7 x 78.7 in

OVR30041972, 2017

Oil on canvas. 59 x 47.2 in

B0521945, 2017

Oil on canvas. 59 x 47.2 in

B081961, 2017

Oil on canvas. 59 x 47.2 in

BWE1949, 2017

Oil on canvas. 59 x 47.2 in

Trabi icono verde, 2017

Oil on canvas. 35.4 x 23.6 in

Trabi icono amarillo, 2017

Oil on canvas. 35.4 x 23.6 in

Trabi icono rojo, 2017

Oil on canvas. 35.4 x 23.6 in

Trabi icono negro, 2017

Oil on canvas. 35.4 x 23.6 in

Achtung II, 2017

Oil on canvas. 39.3 x 25.5 in

Achtung I, 2017

Oil on canvas. 39.3 x 28.7 in

Achtung III, 2017

Oil on canvas. 27.5 x 19.6 in

Achtung IV, 2017

Oil on canvas. 21.6 x 18.1 in

Achtung V, 2017

Oil on canvas. 21.6 x 18.1 in

Achtung IV, 2017

Oil on canvas. 21.6 x 18.1 in

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500 Rosso, 2012

Oil on canvas. 57.4 x 44.8 in

500 Blu, 2012

Oil on canvas. 57.4 x 44.8 in

500 Giallo, 2012

Oil on canvas. 57.4 x 44.8 in

500 Rosso, 2012

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500 Rosso, 2012

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500 Blu, 2012

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500 Blu, 2012

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500 Giallo, 2012

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500 Giallo, 2012

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