The pictures included in Guillermo Kuitca: Terra Nullius – No Man’s Land provide a broad look at Guillermo Kuitca’s body of work from the early 1990s through recent works. Kuitca has created a deeply personal world based on loss and displacement through his powerful paintings that examine migration, identity and, ultimately, belonging. Based in Buenos Aires, Kuitca has shown his work in major museums, galleries and biennials around the globe and, as such, has become fully immersed in the constant flux of global trade and travel. His work reflects this through the regular depiction of maps, beds and floorplans, all markers of space, both imagined and real. And yet, Kuitca’s maps often feature roads leading to nowhere, or routes leading to the place from which they originate, creating a dystopian atlas rooted in chaos and confusion. Further, in other pictures, roads morph into brambles of thorns, another powerful motif that Kuitca examines in abstract works that meld Christ’s crown with the scribbles and swirls of Cy Twombly. From voyeuristic glimpses into rooms populated by empty beds, to bird’s eye views of cities and regions the globe over, Kuitca situates the viewer in seemingly familiar territory, yet with hints of disorder and something askew.
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