Using a title based on a “reversed” proverb, two recurring moments in marine painting —the tempest and the calm— are contrastedly displayed at a concave angle of the room, thus preventing the viewer from observing the whole from a single point of view. The theme of duplicity —complementary and opposite—, and the chronological time-weather relation1, are explored in these open-sea landscapes, as attention is drawn to a genre not often featured in Montevideo, especially considering that the collection of the Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales contains over a hundred works by prominent artists who were interested in the subject.

Luego de la calma vendrá la tormenta (After calm comes the storm), 2018
Installation with works from the Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales collection
Variable dimensions

Photo: Rafael Lejtreger