Cristina Grajales is proud to present “De Imagen y Tiempo” by Paraguayan artist, Pedro Barrail. This exhibition serves as a culmination of projects and ideas that have occupied his creative process since the beginning, exploring themes of self-perception, the passage of time, and the profound impact of memory. As the artist aptly puts it, "image is our reality and memory is our salvation.”

Each design differs in materials, technique, and conceptual underpinnings, yet all are connected by a common thread – their 'skin'. This exterior surface, altered by time and different techniques, serves as a powerful expression of transformation and change, acting as agents for maturity and growth.

Growing up in a family of engineers and architects, Barrail's playground was construction sites, influencing his thinking with materials and construction processes. Over several years, Barrail collected various construction materials that became the basis for his Huellas Cabinet. This intricately textured creation serves as a poignant homage to the labor of those who handled these materials, alongside discarded laser-cut wood composites. The unexpected material serves as an opportunity to compare and confront the history and processes within each work.

The potential of construction elements as sculptural objects is a recurring theme, addressing the problem of garbage disposal and its effects in Latin American cities, particularly in Barrail’s hometown of Asuncion. Barrail's work serves as a memorial to consumer culture and aggressive capitalism, juxtaposed against environmental damage and identity loss.

Pedro Barrail will also present a collection of tattoo work, including cabinets and seating, where the furniture is “tattooed” by members of the Pai Tavytera tribe. Join us for an exploration of design that transcends boundaries, inviting viewers to reflect on the intricate tapestry of self, time, and memory.