Current Exhibition

16/09/2023 - 30/09/2024


Claudia Martínez Garay

In her paintings, collages, installations and murals, Claudia Martínez Garay reflects on the complex, and at times violent history of her homeland Peru. She created this mural Huaquita for the monumental entrance of Quinta do Quetzal and consists of a colourful architectural surface division. The colours are reminiscent of ancient Peruvian architectures with animal reliefs and colourful iconography. The Huaquita evokes associations with the temples and stepped pyramids known as Huacas. They are places of religious importance, where offerings and rituals were performed. The shape of the doors, for instance, are reminiscent of the pyramidical Inca windows. They become like portals and direct your gaze before you enter the exhibition space.

(Courtesy the artist and Grimm Gallery)