The Earth Face
The exhibition The Earthly Face: Argentina was presented in the Polyglot Hall of ´ace. The installation is made up of a series of photolithographs that the artist made during his residency.
For Christopher Buenos Aires – like Sidney – it reflects the chaotic urbanization and therefore they are the reflection of the human alienation from nature.
Newman considers that his art and his doing are a tool to revive nature and tradition; they are a request to humanity to live in harmony with the earth and to identify the relationship between being transient alienated and urbanization, industrialization and nature.
THE EARTHLY FACE: ARGENTINA ( by Christopher Newman)
An urban work, a reflection of urban Buenos Aires. It depicts my face (the face in the urban jungle) and also two human shadows juxtaposed with urban footpaths, including the cobblestones and drains. In many of my works, I have either my face or the faces or shadows of others in the land or in the urban jungle. I depict sometimes my own transient face into the scene … (or) other faces in the urban jungle … alienated from nature. The ‘alien’ face can also be the foreigner, a traveller, a gay man or an immigrant in another land or ‘alien’ place.