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date: 22 November 2019

Calero, Ricardolocked

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Spanish, 20th century, male.

Sculptor, installation artist.

Ricardo Calero only works using found and gathered materials and objects. From these, he creates installations ressembling stage sets, in that they represent a uniform space. Gérard-Georges Lemaire writes of his work as being born from 'a paradoxical conversion of the vile into what might be recognised as the noble'. He often emphasises the destructive capacity of time which, though irreparable, is also a source of poetic resonance....

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