“Orillero” is the nickname by which the Cubans referred to the coastal dwellers and their particular taste in fashion, domestic space and lifestyle. “It is in this context that the art furniture presented here is presented as a material witness to experiences of travel and displacement, but also to processes of rootedness and uprooting by the land and the landscape,” says exhibition curator Diana Cuéllar Ledesma.
In Dagoberto’s objects, a Scandinavian influence can be perceived, oriented towards a comfortable, functional and elegant domesticity. The result is a cosy atmosphere reminiscent of Nordic interior design, blending with tropical influences from the Caribbean: sinuous lines, warm materials and a handcrafted treatment materialise the evocation of the homeland through a beautiful, fresh, almost playful objectuality.
For her part, Nuria Mora presents in this project part of her iconic series of hanging buoys. The origin of these pieces has to do with a journey and the slowing down of certain dynamics of life, which is why the buoys function not only as a signalling element, but also fulfil symbolic functions of safety and salvation. Nuria Mora’s art, which is already unmistakable for its pop aesthetics of vivid geometries and colours, endows the space with dynamism and poetry through colourful sheets and a sculpture of knots as a novelty of the artist.
“Orillero” is presented by Art U Ready, the platform created to give visibility to artists with a transversal and peripheral outlook, aligned with values that improve society. It is defined as a constantly evolving cell of ideas that fuse architecture, art, design, technology, education and awareness.