Agustina Casas joined Belgium’s Vogelsang Gallery, April 8-11, 2015, at the World Art Dubai Fair, a new curated affordable art fair with over 80 International Galleries, featuring artworks from regional and international galleries, and artists from 35 countries, including acclaimed artists: David Lachapelle, Alain Richard, Bob Tabor, Gregory Watin, among others. Casas presented two new works from her most recent digital art series entitled, "Le Cheval in Colours."
The "Le Cheval" series is derived from an earlier work, "Pampa Horse," from her nationally acclaimed exhibition, "Riverplate Dreams (2012)." The early work showed graphic depictions of the bronze horse from the equestrian statue of Argentine President Julio Argentino Roca (1843-1914), sculpted by Uruguayan sculptor José Zorrilla of San Martin in 1941. The landmark monument, which stands today, symbolizes a controversial and haunting period of Argentina’s past. Under his reign, Roca was responsible for the extermination of more than 20,000 Mapuche Indians during the Campaña del Desierto (The Conquest of the Desert), a military campaign to establish Argentine dominance over Patagonia.
The "Le Cheval" series is Casa’s attempt to reenvision the controversial landmark by forcing the viewer to focus on the beauty and strength of man’s most heroic, beastly companion. Serving man in war, mobility, productivity, agriculture, and development of all kinds, the Horse is one of the largest contributors to the enhancement of civilization and world freedom.
Le Cheval Turquoise & Le Cheval Jaune
Agustina Casas Sere-Leguizamon
Dimensions: H x W: 90 x 1,50 cm
Digital Artworks, Plexicollage