On display at Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Wifredo Lam, in La Habana, Jannis Kounellis creates spaces based on places and contexts different every time.
The direct use of materials considered extra pictorial, makes Jannis Kounellis use forms, colors and characteristic scents of natural or technological primary elements, transforming them into poetic energies through imagination mechanisms, of mythology, culture, classic and religious ideals, and passion.
Their artistic production is developed to include a wide array of paintings, facilities, performances and theatrical shows with the common objective of expressing tensions and the alignment of the contemporary society, as well as the multiplicity, the darkness and the fragmentation of its language.
The abandonment of the traditional concept of pictorial representation with a radical “off the square”, allows him to move away from abstract formalism toward a more conceptual discourse. This provides him an artistic language that, as of 1967, reaches a capacity to create spaces based on places and contexts different every time.