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Equilibrio Exhibition in Teguise

Tuesday April 10, 2012

Equilibrio Exhibition in Teguise

An exhibition of work created by local artisan Francisco Medina Caraballo opens at the Convent of Santo Domingo in Teguise this weekend and features a number of his beautifully ornate wood sculptures. Entitled ‘Equilibrio’ or ‘Balance, the pieces are carved from fine wood so that the characteristics of the grain are really enhanced.

Whilst most of the pieces are abstract, some of Caraballo’s works suggest they are based on the human form, capturing the movement of dancers. Other pieces simply follow the line of the wood the artist was working from, revealing the knots and twists that each section of the material as it is exposed. The finished pieces are elegant and simple in form and come with a highly varnished surface that allows the different shades of the wood to really shine through.

Caraballo is resident in Tahiche, where his workshop is based and is a self-taught artist, whose previous exhibitions included an individual show in Terminal 2 of Lanzarote Airport two years ago. His main aim is to create sculptures that mimic the way in which trees in nature are formed and contorted by the elements.

Equilibrio opens this coming Sunday 15thApril at 12.30 and the gallery is open from Monday to Sunday between 10.00 and 15.00. Entrance is free.

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