Lionel Cruet, Sin horizonte (Without Horizons), 2021, oil paint on polythene canvas, 300 x 290 cm (118 x 114 inch.), © Lionel Cruet 2021. Image courtesy of Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Quito
Sin Horizonte (Without Horizons)
Sin Horizonte (Without Horizons) 2021, is a painting on polyethylene canvas with dimensions of 300 x 290 centimeters (118 x 114 inches). The painting shows a landscape of mangroves through of black paint strokes over an orange surface. This industrial material is used in high risk areas and the orange color is indicative of caution and / or danger. The title interrogates the idea of the landscape's horizon as one that has disappeared, an idea that the artist connects with the title and composition of the work visualizing the future of this fragile ecosystem.