Vincent Como Paradise Lost. Review by Martin Cid

Vincent Como Paradise Lost. Review by Martin Cid

Vincent Como’s Paradise Lost. If you have time, don’t miss Minus Space’s new exhibition in Brooklyn, NY. Through June 13, 2013.

Vincent Como Paradise Lost. Review by Martin Cid

Vincent Como, Paradise Lost 004, 2011-present
Oil on linen, with wood, wax, and fire
26.25 x 20 x 5.5 inches

Artist Vincent Como creates a universe of reminiscences, reflections, nightmares and myths based on John Milton’s epic poem Paradise Lost.

‘Better to reign in Hell than to serve in Heaven’ said Satan in his well-known quote. Como is inspired by Milton’s poem to describe a referential world of hate, death and mirrors. The reflection is always present in the installation. “Sense of history, memory, evolution, and transcendence”, Como has said. Sense of history inside a sense of rebellion, in the sense of an angel who wanted to be King, who preferred to be a king in hell but to be a real legend; his rebellion is a path of conscious, the original sin and the forgotten apple in our minds. Milton’s poem is an irony in Como’s hands. Because he makes a paradox of art, literature, materials… written words and unspoken words, design and imagination… forgotten worlds that create lands of memory, myths and wars, hates, reconciliations and dichotomies and, finally and in origin, art in evolution, burning art.

We would like to congratulate Vincent Como for his vision of Milton’s poem, a different vision, a special meditation that speaks about time, perfection, materials and, overall, about humanity… candles and fire, time, forgiveness, love and sin… Vincent Como solo exhibition is an intellectual challenge for the spectator. If you have the chance, don’t miss it!

Vincent Como Paradise Lost. Review by Martin Cid

Vincent Como Paradise Lost. Installation at Minus Space

About Vincent Como

Como’s work was included in two recent group exhibitions with the gallery: Neither Here nor There But Anywhere and Everywhere (Brooklyn) and MINUS SPACE en Oaxaca (Oaxaca, Mexico). His work has been discussed in publications, such as The Wall Street Journal, ArtSlant, Progress Report, WagMag, The Boston Phoenix, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Journal, and Salt Lake Tribune, among others. He holds a BFA in Drawing from the Cleveland Institute of Art (Cleveland, OH).

About Minus Space

Now celebrating its 10th year, MINUS SPACE (111 Front Street, Suite 226, Brooklyn, NY 11201) specializes in reductive abstract art on the international level. The gallery presents museum-quality solo and group exhibitions by pioneering emerging, established, and deceased artists at its Brooklyn gallery, as well as at other collaborating venues on the national and international levels.

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  • I love this installation, but especially enjoyed Martin’s most awesome write up of it! 🙂 Well done, good on you!

  • Hey, Many thanks, Melissa! (I’m Martin, we are still changing everything, lol)

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