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Harold López approaches the landscape for the first time. In Pause series, the human being is not usually exactly the center of the representation. But it's there, it's always there, even if you don't see it. The man is the one who sees (looks, appreciates, enjoys) those landscapes that the artist recreates. And we are not exactly talking about the viewer, the one who stands in front of a painting in a gallery or in front of a computer. We are talking about characters within the painting, creatures that the painter sometimes shows and other times glimpses, suggests, hides...


There is no notion of beauty if there are no witnesses. The same happens with the peace, the calm, the peacefulness of a place. That is why Harold understands these landscapes as an extension of the human being. They are not just a stage: the landscape can be the symbol of emotion. Or its concreteness: how many times have we felt part of an environment? As if it welcomed us, integrated us, impregnated us.


A few brushstrokes and a few bright colors are enough for Harold López to create complex networks, full of meanings. There is a density that has nothing to do with profusion or crowding. This is an artist of essences, but also of intensities. In his paintings there are always implicit presences. Something that is, but that does not materialize. The ineffable. Some would say: poetry.


Yuris Nórido. Cuban art critic.

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