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Some pictures from my recent show at Charlotte Lund Gallery in Stockholm

Here is a nice review (in swedish) that appeared on Omkonst, an art magazine online.

Airy and light in solid cast iron (Eskilstuna-Kuriren April 12)

Article published in the newspaper Eskilstuna-Kuriren the 12 April for my show, transcript:

Airy and light in solid cast iron

The inspiration for his beautiful and playful sculptures Marco Cueva finds in all from animated television series for children to baroque.
Today opens his exhibition at the Art Gallery in Hälleforsnäs.

Rosewood, sandalwood and alabaster are some of the materials that Marco Cueva uses for his sculptures.
Lined up on podiums, they give a classic impression in which the forms are coherent and unadorningly simplified.
Some will incite you to feel it with their very velvety surface to the touch.

– I have added color as a continuation of the process, says Marco Cueva – the physically heavy iron appears to lighten and the expression changes when different colors are added.

And certainly, when an intense pink little thing stands and calls for attention in the gallery’s rear I become enticed to go there. At first, I wonder if it’s plastic, but on closer inspection it is a cast iron sculpture that, despite its simplified processing retains the essential.
The thoughts are led to both a children’s tale Babar and Ganesh from the Indian pantheon.

Another work “Flor de fango”, the title comes from an Argentine tango roughly translates “flower growing in mire” is a brittle or perhaps fleeting small sculpture that makes me think of a pink flamingo on thin legs swaying in a wetland.

Many times there is a complex competitive challenge in the sculptures; the vision of something airy and light, expressed through a heavy and solid material.
In another series of works; iron masks made ​​to function as outdoor fountains where water will spring out of their mouths, inspired by famous historical faces. There’s Medusa from the Greek mythology and a characteristic Japanese temple guard with his angry expression.

Cueva lives and works in Stockholm but was born from Honduras. He has, since he finished the studies at the Royal College of Art in 1997, showed around the world, including in New York, Madrid and Nicaragua. On his record there are also several public art commissions.

Next in line after the Art Gallery in Hälleforsnäs is an exhibition in Paris and later on, the sculptures will be displayed in a museum in Honduras.

Emma Jönsson

Eskilstuna-Kuriren 12 april 2014

Diario El Heraldo de Honduras

Published in El Heraldo, 20 October 2013

Marco Cueva expone sus obras en el IHCH


Desde 1989 Marco Cueva se fue a radicar a Estocolmo, Suecia, pero nunca ha olvidado su país, y es por ello que ya ha realizado tres exposiciones, la más reciente se llama “Alegorías” y se exhibe en el Instituto Hondureño de Cultura Hispánica (IHCH).El escultor expresó que los temas de sus obras son diversos, de acuerdo a sus vivencias.En las 14 piezas se pueden observar varias técnicas, entre ellas madera, metal y piedra, así como formas “orgánicas, antropomórficas o animales”, dijo el expositor.Cueva ha realizado aproximadamente 20 exposiciones en Estocolmo, Mozambique y Honduras.

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"Konst på Väg", 2013


Konst på Väg, 2013

AgyōKonst på Väg, Tierp 2013      Foto:Lydia Cueva

Este fin de semana participé en “Konst på Väg” un recorrido artístico en la comuna de Tierp, en el pueblito de Strömsbergs Bruk, esta exposición se viene realizando todos los años en la semana santa, en este local  participamos: Christian Simonson: dibujo, Svante Lovén: Fotografía, Hillevi Weecks: escultura,  Carin Falkenäs: instalación  y yo con una escultura.