Casa con Piscina, 2005

Photo: Courtesy Galeria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo, Brazil

Watercolour and pencil on paper
200 x 420 x 7 cm
Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary

For Los Carpinteros, drawing can operate as a metaphor for the artistic enterprise in the sense that it is understood as craftsmanship and the communication amongst the artists. Frequently, these drawings are the only documents available to point to an idea or concept of projects that aren't realizable. Los Carpinteros comment on our world by paraphrasing the architecture, tools and engineering that define and surround us. They remove objects from their functional contexts and consequently release various allegorical readings.

Marco Antonio Castillo Valdés: *1971 in Camagüey, Cuba | Living and working in La Habana, Cuba and Madrid, Spain
Dagoberto Rodríguez Sánchez: *1969 in Caibarien, Cuba | Living and working in La Habana, Cuba and Madrid, Spain