Black Cloud by Carlos Amorales
Carlos Amorales is a Mexican artist born in 1970. He works with different media such as video, installation, photography or paper. His piece Black Cloud gathers about 30,000 butterflies of different sizes made of paper and accumulated on the walls and ceilings of the exhibition places that it invests. The installation of the work requires a team of fourteen people working uninterrupted for five days to install one by one each insect. The result is confusing: close up, each butterfly is cut out and deposited on the wall with finesse, which contrasts with the general surreal and disturbing atmosphere created by their accumulation.
The installation was shown for the first time in 2007 at the Yvon Lambert Gallery in New York and then at the Baroque Espacio AV Church in Murcia, Spain, in 2009.
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