365 Days in the Tropical Forest (2013), by Chemi Rosado-Seijo

Chemi Rosado, one of the most respected Puerto Rican contemporary artists

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365 Days in the Tropical Forest (2013)
Chemi Rosado-Seijo
Organic material over raw canvas
Roberto Paradise Gallery

A series of pre-prepared white canvases are left out in the northern tropical forest of Puerto Rico, registering the passing of time.
– Chemi Rosado-Seijo

A landscape that is not painted but which paints itself, representing nature with its own color matrix. This painting is generated not by human chemistry or the pixel, but by pigments, saps, and other substances produced by the foliage. When you encounter and observe the weathered rock surface under a tree in the tropics, because of the frequent rain, an organic soup forms out of the secretion of plants and flowers. Marks are left and a series of natural patterns form. Rosado-Seijo seeks to harness the potential of this natural process, typical of the rainforest environ which thrives in the tropical island of Puerto Rico, the…

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