Sombra Projectada de Claudine Bury
Date 1964
Medium Acrylic and synthetic enamel on canvas
Dimensions 100 x 100 x 2.5 cm
Inventory ID UID 102-96
This work belongs to the Galerie Buchholz in Munich, which organised a solo exhibition of Lourdes Castro's works between 26 October and 27 November 1965. The small presentation plate contains a text by Pierre Restany, the founder of the Nouveaux Réalisme movement with which the artist is associated. In her studio, Lourdes Castro had the habit of placing her guests against a wall, creating a projection of the silhouette that she outlined in soft pencil. Despite the coldness of the process, she managed to retain a certain sensibility. She then began painting, creating a black patch here, a blue line and a dirty yellow background. In the process of dematerialisation, the shadow defines an allusive evocation, an absence, a phantasmagorical universe. She sketched the outline of the human soul. In its elusive and paradoxical poetry, the captured shadow becomes independent of the subject, the light that produces it, and time itself. Claudine Bury is the wife of the visual artist Pol Bury, a friend of Castro and René Bertholo. AC
Bought from the artist in 1964 by the Buchholz gallery in Munich.