Description of artwork:
As with Afro Charlie
, another of Jorge Pineda’s sculptural installations, El bosque: mentiras (III versión)
[The Forest: Lies (version III)
] shows the artist's longstanding exploration of African culture in the Caribbean and invokes his empathy for the afflictions of children in particular.
Pineda presents a sculpture of a female child who faces the wall, with drawn charcoal lines that seem to energetically uncoil from her head. The lines expand into an ominous, dark presence on the adjacent wall. The girl's face and hands are invisible and her head is covered with a red hood. As in the fairy tale of Little Red Riding Hood
, the title of this work suggests that the world can be a dangerous and bewildering place, especially for girls.
(Source: Catalogue for the exhibition Portadores de sentido
This interview between Jorge Pineda and Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro took place on May 28, 2020.