BRANCHES TO UPPER LOBE
YUNIA LORES was born in Cuba, with a restless mind in her early stage of formation, and an overwhelming personality, a talented young woman, with a mystical and sensual aura, an ideal combination of rebellion and malevolent innocence.
In my opinion, she is one of the first visual artists from Holguin, who, maintains her initial proposal to show the work of art as a staging, an atmosphere of a turning point and dramaturgy, organic with the artist's modus vivendi, without poses or artifice, with the sincerity of leaving the legacy of her history and her present, that has been her guarantee of the future.
The perceptible world is at our mercy, everything that we observe and experience, is sensory scrutinized, and stored, to emerge at the right moment. All our ancestral heritage and visions remain as fragments that we are articulating to the point that events that marked us in the past remain intact in our memory, and we forget trivial events that occurred yesterday afternoon.
Lores’ work is a challenge to the deification of myth. We are rational beings; we have left behind that Byzantine controversy of reason and passion.
Her current work consolidates the excitement and glamor of Barbie dolls, selfies, Photoshop filters, top models, fashion shows, cosmetic surgeries, silicone implants, Botox injections, and Trajes de luces which make us gladiators of our time, or even accomplices of an even more risky and dangerous bullfighting, which does not imply reasoning, but which persists in an irresistible obsession to achieve the impossible by human beings, erase the vestiges of time, and the whims of mother nature, banish the inheritance of sin, guilt, shame, and death.
Yunia Lores practices her creation, as an aphrodisiac exercise in the exploration of the senses. She shows her insatiable need for beauty, which is inspired by state-of-the-art technology, neon signs, and advertising screens, which saturate us with hyper-consumption, by creating victimizing patterns of industrial comfort, and ties with psychedelics and paroxysms that stun us.
Lores' work encourages mindful reflection, and critical thinking, about humanization, which should be an exhortation to be less slaves to consumption, and to live more peacefully in this universe that degenerate with so much banality.
Yunia Lores in her alchemy offers a potion of everything she knows, which she proposes to share with the active participation of the viewer, the need to reason about the brevity of existence and the importance of good living.
Her new body of work is full of illusions, development, traveled paths, and others to retrace, which glimpses new lights, new horizons, and trust in the human being, in the woman of generous fertility and a solidarity mind, such as the Land we inhabit.
"Because it is only seen with the eyes of the heart"
The beating of all hearts is a concert of infinite beauty, that of the soul and that of the body, without being in conflict with each other. The important thing is to learn to love yourself in order to know how to love. If we show a thousand faces, hopefully the heart and feelings are not transformed, and are exposed especially when embracing a cause as noble as art.
We are left with the empire of our adolescent love satisfaction, in perpetual struggle with the coldness of a world where everything is invented and obsolete, for rent, sale, liquidation and auction, but we agree with Yunia Lores that the human being with intelligence and sensibility will continue to be the center and energy of the Universe.
Danilo López Garcés
Art critic and curator