Oil and pigment on canvas ( 18th century), 100x70cm
by Daniel De La Barra Gómez , Peru 2019,
The Mapa Paititi, tries to combine history, themes of social relevance, classical painting and new technologies, all with a fascinating and impressive result. “
El Mapa Paititi” is a reproduction of a 17th century map of an Inca Temple, superimposed on a more contemporary map (aerial snapshot of google maps) of the same site, in Madre de Dios (Peru). Today, illegal mines in this area have replaced the original scenario, having a controversial social and economic impact on the population’ lives.
In addition, we inform that the “Mapa Paititi” will take part in the exhibition of the Barcelona Gallery Weekend, which opens on October 10.
Daniel moves between painting, installations and workshops focusing his work on urban anthropology, heritage, historical memory and the identity of societies. He began his studies in 2012 at the Contemporary Art School Corriente Alterna (Lima, Peru) until 2014, when he moved to Madrid to continue his studies of classical painting.
In 2017 he was accepted as artist in residence at La Escocesa Fábrica de creaciò (Barcelona), where he remains until 2019. During this period, he participated in several exhibition projects and interventions between Barcelona, Lima and Madrid.