Arturo Berned lights up in Miami a “Gateway of metal and light”
Algebra inside a ‘Gateway of metal and light’
Just like life, art has its own particular algebra. Something that might be called the maths of affection. This is why feelings produce space; meeting points. What is sculpture without algebra, maths, spaces and encounters.
Transferred over to existence, all of these characteristics come together in a family. When all is said and done, this is actually a web of relationships. Every individual generates a place, a space; at times fuller and at others more empty but in constant dialogue with the other. The dynamic is the same as that which is a guide for works of art. It is the unavoidable product of human expression and therefore is also a dialogue with one´s self and with others.
This monumental sculpture entitled Gateway of metal and light was conceived with three separate and yet united parts. Around them, light, space and time interact. Since nothing exists without its own name, each element of the work lives with its own nomenclature: S, M, L.
Let´s look at the scupture and get closer to it. Without haste. There are two protagonists: S and M. They look slightly inclined. Just like the mythical Caronte, the mission is to cross the distance from the work. To invite the spectator to enter and not only with their eyes. The difference in space matters little: wider at its upper part and more limited lower down. This is its demand for a necessary independence. It does not matters that in reality it is merely a trompe l’oeil. Who doesn´t need the other? At heart they know that, just as in a family, they are united for ever by invisible ties.
Don´t let us stop here – let´s go on inside. Let´s look calmly at the space. The bond described by S and M creates an internal space which is made use of by L and who wouldn´t be drawn towards them. This is all a vain exercise to attempt to touch each other and then embrace each other. If we look upwards we can see that the metal is folded over onto itself without any possibility of its loss or escape.
It is just now when algebra finds its equilibrium. The pieces dance without movement around each other. Time stands still and life goes on within the family. It all takes place in an instant. As if it was a bonfire of metal, light and shade.
All of a sudden the algebra begins to count by adding high voltage spaces: S+M, M+L, L+S; S+L+ M. It all girates once again. Relationships become ever closer, links appear, the bonds of blood are renewed and life once more opens up within the family.
At the entrance to the home the sculpture gleams. The family crosses the threshold. The gateway which extends a welcome to guests is open. At last the home is alight.