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  • Gabriel Rosas Alemán
Guadalajara, Mexico
Untrained Voices
27 Nov 2015 - 16 Jan 2016
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Untitled (Discurso #1)

2015

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Svetlana Aksenova as Cio-Cio San in Madama Butterfly

Svetlana Aksenova as Cio-Cio San in Madama Butterfly, 2015.
Ink on canvas mounted on acrylic. 31.5×21.5×3.5 cm

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Leontyne Price Singing "Hostias" from Messa di Requiem by Giussepe Verdi

Leontyne Price Singing “Hostias” from Messa di Requiem by Giussepe Verdi, 2015.
Copper and museum bench.
140x40x69 cm.

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Kim

2015

Kylie

2015

Khloé

2015.
Ink and oil on canvas mounted on acrylic.
30.5×25.5×4.5 cm

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Call Me Caitlyn

2015.
Ink on canvas mounted on acrylic.
21.5×16.5×3.5 cm

Atún fresco con cebolla encurtida, mayonesa, habanero negro y trozos de chicharrón seco

Atún fresco con cebolla encurtida, mayonesa, habanero negro y trozos de chicharrón seco, 2015. Tinta sobre lienzo montado sobre marco de metacrilato. 31.5×21.5×3.5 cm

Kris, 2015. Ink on canvas mounted on acrylic frame.

UNTRAINED VOICES is Gabriel Rosas Alemán’s proposal of a new alphabet consisting of 44 silhouettes, an extension of his ongoing exploration of the potential of writing as a production method. The resulting code is not subjected to any determined language or grammatical rules; trying to evidence the basis of the linguistic constitution of human beings, which is not restricted by interpretative guidelines. Meaning relies on the multiple subjective mechanisms of understanding.

Each of the proposed signs reveals one or many faces. Possible portraits waiting to interact with the viewers, enouncing different discourses freed of interpretation.

The exhibition is made of a series of communicative rehearsals, using the human form not as a reference point, but as an open symbol. The gallery is the tasting area of a new language that is still on trial.