Tres Mitades
Armando Andrade Tutela

“Tudela’s research is often focused on how cultural aspects from different origins and times clash in hybrid objects. In Metades XXL, large pieces of printed fabric (canvas and satin) are cutout and sewn in deconstructed forms that resembles oversized kushmas or tunics, evoking yet a precarious shelter. The print on the outside of the fabric display patterns created by rubbing pieces of plaster onto paper. The inner side, however, bears a typography based on images of bodies, developed in collaboration with Santiago da Silva. The words that are formed were taken from the glossary of Amazonian terms in the book Las Tres Mitades de Ino Moxo y otros Brujos de la Amazonía, written in 1981 by the Peruvian poet César Calvo.” …

From Galeria Fortes Vilaça
Photography: Eduardo Ortega. Courtesy the artist and Galeria Fortes Vilaça