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Jorge Glusberg

Art Critic (AICA) Director of MNBA (Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes - National Museum of Fine Arts ), Buenos Aires, Argentina. From "Buenos Aires vista por cinco artistas de forma diferente" Newspaper Ambito Finaciero, April 1996

Carlos Kravetz (1951) knows, like Pascal, that "the heart has reasons that reason ignores". It is just these reasons of the heart that ignite his paintings, which are truly secularized icons, where urban identity, the passage of time, and popular myths are all intertwined and confused. This artist speaks through a figurative language made of elemental and, at the same time, abstruse intonations. The allegories that he builds in his textured canvasses, which are often covered in writing, refer to what Kravetz calls "my profane spirituality". There is something religious in his work, and there is also something of everyday worldliness. His urban imagery is born, precisely, out of this poetic combination, which approaches the surreal. (...)

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