Yago Hortal
How Rocks Move
02 November 2017–10 December 2017 | Dirimart Nişantaşı

Yago Hortal
Yago Hortal

How Rocks Move is an exhibition in which the artist has experimented with traces and tracing through paintings. Marking, showing, proving are notions that Hortal works with, emphasizing the relationship of these notions with the word “rastro” in Spanish. The artist’s interpretations are focused on conceptions of evolution, progress, and movement. Hortal’s point of departure is the seemingly impossible movements of rocks in the Death Valley in Nevada. The rocks move on the sand with what appears to be a propelling force from the outside; the traces of these movements are only visible for a short amount of time. The artist relates this phenomenon to the painter’s gestures and painting’s relationship with recording and time. If every painting is an expression of a journey, then the final painting is a record, a memory of that state.



2016, acrylic on linen, 180 x 260 cm
2017, acrylic on linen, 170 x 145 cm
2017, acrylic on linen, 180 x 260 cm
2017, acrylic on linen, 180 x 260 cm
2017, acrylic on linen,  92 x 73 cm