Life and art are one. That’s what he thinks Nobel Peace Prizethe Argentinian Adolfo Perez Esquivelwhich has held its first exhibition in more than 40 years.
Militant in the defense of human rights, prisoner and torture victim of the Argentine military dictatorshipPérez Esquivel has a lot of life to tell. But since he is also an architect and plastic artist, he has chosen to tell it through art.
“Art is not different from life, right? It’s the same thing. They are languages, just like the word or music or plastic arts, drawing. They are all different expressions. The way of saying something that one has inside and who wants to transmit it,” said the artist and human rights activist.
Located in the Lucy Mattos Museum (Béccar) on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, the exhibition of oil paintings, ink drawings, and wood and bronze sculptures reflects a work with a strong political component.
“No one taught me poverty, but I was one of the poor. It is different from going to see poverty and then going to work alongside the poor. Others, right? I mean, I was in poverty”
With his own representations of life, death, and episodes from contemporary Argentine history, Pérez Esquivel offers a new point of view on the world.