Ernesto RancañoBuscando la Salida, 2009
Mixed media and bronce keys on canvas, 102 x 95 cm.
In Buscando la salida (Seeking a way out) Rancaño resorts to a mixed technique. It is a photographic print over canvass, which likewise the artist treats pictorially, thus achieving a higher yield of textures and visual shades. Besides, a series of old keys have been hung from the canvass with red stitches, something akin to rain of heavy metal gravitating over the lady’s beautiful torso. It is a cold piece, given the use of a chromatic range close to the gray, but at the same time conveying great erotic strength, which is complemented, or further complicated, with his mysterious semantic statement. What way out is the artist referring to? The answers, undoubtedly, will depend on the imagination of each viewer seduced by that robust body of a Cuban mulatto girl.