CENSORED  Milagros de la Torre

January 16, 2018. hour 19:00

Exhibition Period

January 17, 2018 to March 31, 2018

The series was produced and researched at the University of Salamanca’s library in Spain. Concentrating its attention on books (dating from XV – XVII C.) which were obliterated and repressed by the Spanish Inquisition. Images of subtle colors and a level of subdued aggression, the elegant beige of the cotton hand made paper contrasts with the intense black of the censored passages. From a distance they could be mistaken for expressionist paintings, but a closer examination reveals almost indecipherable texts effaced by various techniques. Thus creating a new formal appearance, which seems silenced and restrained but reveals itself as a message to be deciphered. Tension arises when the viewer perceives, behind this apparent beauty, the violence implicit in these images, which stand as witnesses to the suppression of ideas by the powers of authority.