El corazón se escucha por la espalda, 2022

Photo: Imagen Subliminal (Rocío Romero + Miguel de Guzman)
Photo: Gustavo Lowry | Courtesy the Artist and Proyectos Ultravioleta.

Charcoal on black paper
212 x 150 cm

In Eduardo Navarro’s work, the senses as well as the extensions and displacement of sensory organs play a crucial role in stimulating new modes of perceiving the world and human interaction with other beings. El corazón se escucha por la espalda (The heart is heard from the back) charts energy currents, a collective magnetic field emanating from one or more human figures. Drawn with charcoal in primary colors—blue, red, and yellow—on a black ground, the stark lines evoke corporeal silhouettes, revolving around a red central circle, the heart. Emerging radiantly from total darkness, these luminous figures emit the kind of cold light that some species produce through vibration and state of excitement. Oscillating between a scientific diagram and a metaphysical map, the drawing resonates as a support for meditation or one’s contemplation of the synthesis between the interior and exterior world. Navarro often describes his works as “emotional technologies” that seek to open up to other dimensions of existence and establish a deeper connection with oneself, others, and the world. In Navarro’s own words, “When you focus your attention and become emotionally connected to something, whether it’s a plant, a chair, or a human, then you are in a state of symbiosis.”  


Group show: Remedios
Venue: C3A Centro de Creación Contemporánea de Andalucía, Córdoba
Curator: Daniela Zyman
Exhibition 14 April 2023 -  March 2024

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1979. Lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina.