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Author: Rafael Jiménez Reyes (Córdoba, 1989)
Title: ST (Velázquez)
Technique: plasticine on paper
Size: 140 x 200 cm
As is common in his later works, Rafael Jiménez made this piece with plasticine on paper, a more sculptural material, used here as a painting procedure. Through this material, which reminds him of his childhood and is at once ductile and malleable, Jiménez reinterprets The Triumph of Bacchus or The Drinkers (1628–29), a celebrated Velázquez painting, by distorting the image yet keeping it legible. By doing so, he engages in play, allowing him to reflect on time, art, history and the collective imagination.
This work was acquired by the Fundación María Cristina Masaveu Peterson at the Modus Operandi gallery stand at the 2020 JUST MAD fair.