ARMY OF POETS, solo exhibition Opera Gallery Paris, France

2017 November 16

Army of Poets – Opera Gallery

In her new series Army of Poets, Cabellut touches and deepens the meaning of the paradox of war. “The paradox of war is that war starts from the impulse of idealism and the need to protect our values. at the same time the violence and cruelty of war quiets the voice of ethics.

In the eye of the cyclone of destruction rules the silence and in this silence arises Poetry and Poetry speaks the language of ethics.”In every installation, sculpture and painting the reality of this paradox appears in a specifc way. The statue soldiers surrounded by the beauty of destruction: a mosaic of shattered owers and pottery. Other installations are like round targets expressing the brutal forces of nature that survive time. The eye gets caught in the movement of the owers and colors, thus providing a meditational effect. It is like a clear view into the constant ow of life.

“To me the ower symbolizes the constant renewal of sources of life”.

Young colorful soldiers against a background of chaos express intense purity.In these portraits Cabellut captures the power of fragility, the sacrice of hope, the determinacy of humility, the knowledge of fear, the intelligence of detachment expressed in the hysterical melancholy that characterizes war. It is beyond these feelings of anger, despair and destruction where we nd love. The installations accompanying the paintings reveal the essence of the portraits made with the remnants of the artistic creation. With this recreation the artist seems to emphasize the continuous ow of beauty out of destruction, of life out of death.

“We live in a time where we try to avoid war, but at the same time every war in the world is part of ourselves. There is no war that is not our war, not my war”