Telón (Silencio) I, 2018

Miami Beach 2018
Work on Paper
Coloured pencil on paper
160.0 x 280.0 (cm)
63.0 x 110.2 (inch)
Méndez Blake's series of curtain pencil drawings are inspired by Samuel Beckett’s play “Ohio Impromptu,” after which he has realized several works following its radical quote, "Nothing is left to tell." The artist has dissected and collected different elements of the play and has used them as separate metaphorical elements. In this case, the curtain, the most symbolic element of theater, is caught in the moment just before closing – or just in the beginning of being opened – and reminds us of the distance between play and audience, or in a wider understanding, the dichotomy between art and life.