Adora Calvo Gallery - Opening Madrid Gallery Weekend 2021

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Adora Calvo Gallery
Adora Calvo Gallery - Opening Madrid Gallery Weekend 2021

 

Juan's flowers are clearly linked to sex: from the mutual seduction proposed in the photographic series Man and flower to the surrealistic Woman and flower, both from 1969. A year, by the way, marked from many points of view by utopian hopes - sexual, political - for which the flower could be, undoubtedly, the best of the possible images. But it is undoubtedly the Barroca triste and Barroca alegre, also photographic actions carried out that year, that announce the perfect fusion between sex and floral nature. Works that inevitably provoke, inevitably, the smile of that silent wisdom. It does not seem accidental, therefore, that flowers have accompanied Juan throughout his life - from the time he composed his paper flowers as a child, to the memory they bring him of his mother in the beautiful tribute Rosa, espejo y condón (Rose, mirror and condom).