Review of Aerial Abstraction Series
Words to the Catalog "Bilateral Aerial Teleoperation" 3rd Street Gallery. 2018
By Danilo López Garcés, Curator and Art Critic
Eduardo Verdecia’s defining idea is life and the salvation of the planet, the crucial point of his battle is to preserve the Universe. With a Spartan gesture, he defends his arguments with the possibility of being in harmony with the environment.
With the alchemy of the demiurge, and the vocation of the contemporary artist, transcends the political criticism, the ideological pamphlet, or the Byzantine transgression, his proposal goes beyond that, it is not even about the tacit figuration, coined with historical allusions or intertextual codes.
''Aerial Abstraction'' is a creative research process with a deep vocation for communication, a hymn that imbricates many connotations, all united, in the pursuit of humanity’s enlightenment in the will to harmonize in its context in time and space, for a more satisfactory existence between man and nature.
Verdecia’s recent body of work are abstract maps of the planet Earth, with the aerial perspective that allow you to see the flight of an eagle. It is necessary to move away, like a migratory bird, to be able to make a better criterion of the analyzed phenomenon, without taboos, or false exaltations.
This is a purified idea as chaste as the blue planet we longed for, or the childhood garden we abandoned. It has been necessary to exorcise vestiges and reminiscences of the figurative creative past, and formally abstract from the foundational time to become a new discourse, that implies the challenges imposed by the times, with abandonment of recognizable forms, to create new atmospheres of suggestion, although it recognizes that at the aerial level, the possible sustainability of the terrestrial existence is defined and decided.
The intention of Eduardo Verdecia is a proclamation to stop to contemplate the empire of our riches and natural benefits of a world condemned to die, because of our selfishness and ignorance. His work is a gesture of defiance to the flight protocol of the world airlines, to encourage crew and passengers to look through the window, despite the turbulence during the flight, and to muse on the inheritance that we have procured until today and the ruin in which we can leave our predecessors.
Abstraction gives him the benefit of a rich enough technique in terms of creative freedom, inherent in a contained gesture, which for a long time before he has manifested. The exuberant superposition of colors, the harmonious decomposition of light, the architectural trace or the urban plot make us reflect without remorse on the wonder of universal creation.
The overflowing visuality of these paintings creates in the viewers an active synergy that stimulates the brain and cortical activity, unfinished exercises, with similar results for those who appreciate these artworks, which are not the mere imitation of nature or life. They have been created in a new reality outside the Island of Cuba, in the northern part of the American continent. From there the artist manages to see new horizons, from a lighthouse that guides new routes to travelers and boats.
The artist has grown and his concern is not only the plot of the village, now he perceives the problems of the planet. His look of meekness dispels borders, zones and regions of the Earth, seen with care, to return that planetary mosaic, of this globalized world, where we coexist under the protection of natural elements.
The current work of Eduardo Verdecia has the emphatic emotion of being eternal truths, like taking care of the trees where birds and insects live, the waters that harbor fish and molluscs, the air that we breathe that connects us to the Earth that sustains and feeds us. They will be works confined to this life, to which it would be impossible to banish them to oblivion.
Eduardo Verdecia continues from his lighthouse with the torch on to indicate the possibility of positive reaction in favor of a change that mobilizes behavior of large crowds in an altruistic gesture of solidarity ovation with the dynamics that demand the consumption of alternative cultures with more vindicating proposals of new realities and contexts.
The season of looting and harvest has been very long, and it is time to plant the next crop. We have to prepare the land, choose the seeds, with the moon as an ally, and take care of the surveyor, and the cricket that takes care of their children during the day and night, to brighten up the countryside, with the complicity of the drizzle, which falls like a veil over the collapsed heads of the technological era. Let us follow the steps of the firm boot on the wet dew, by Eduardo Verdecia, who this time has dawned to spread the generous seeds of love for a safe and intangible time to come.