A series of playful interventions by artist Julio Anaya Cabanding. Placing his own renditions of iconically-styled paintings in unexpected, often inhospitable environments, Cabanding works to “unlock” paintings from the sacred space of museums and galleries in order to generate new meanings and orchestrate a different kind of encounter with art. As he states:
“The result is not only a painting that pretends to be a painting and a relationship with an environment, a sometimes strange and inhospitable scenery, or a deteriorated or residual support, it is also the action of taking the picture of the museum, stealing the image… and the sacrum of the institution to put it in another place, in a place where it is never seen or seen in a different way.”
See more of Cabanding’s transplanted images below.