Informed with a romantic vision, Alejandro Campins’ work invites viewers to inhabit a place synthesized by the dialectic between history and memory. His sober, atmospheric paintings question the ephemerality of life, creating an imagery that reflects the way people and places change as a result of circumstance.
Buildings, monuments, and heroes diminish with time and the weakening of ideology. Campins explores the empty states and memories left behind, mining them for remnants of their former vitality. In his paintings, abandoned places take on a power that viewers imagine would have been missing in their earlier states. His work evokes metaphysical scenes with the dynamics of interpreted reality and fiction, capturing the beauty in emptiness and silence.