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Puentes Rivero: La Vida Es Sueño (Life is a Dream)
Now through
January 3, 2019
 
Puentes Rivero's new installation LA VIDA ES SUEĂ‘O (LIFE IS A DREAM) is now on display in the Saint Peter's Narthex Gallery through January 3, 2019.

These are works in honor of Calderon de la Barca: dramatist, poet and writer of the Spanish Golden Age.

Understanding life as a dream requires learning to observe and imagine, and one must be willing to transform to recreate.

Without dreams, reality can become limited. Calderon de la Barca in “Life is a Dream” plays with the notion of reality and proposes an alternative way, a theory of knowledge. Calderon maintains as an epistemological principle that what we call reality is built not on what we know, but on what we recognize. He masterfully demonstrates that fantasy and dreams can function as reality.

Artists have the power to freely transfigure reality to communicate meaning to others in a language deeper and more universal than words. For PUENTES RIVERO, Life is Dream every day, in every moment. He understands artistic
creation as a particular lifestyle, so he needs constant stimuli. Everything is a matter of investigation.

Juliana Mariel
B.A. in Art History - Curator

About the artist

Born in Buenos Aires in 1975, PUENTES RIVERO is an all-round artist who has been involved in different artistic disciplines throughout his career including painting on canvas (his main and and beloved activity), murals, mosaic, grafiti, and painting serigraph (silk-screen printing). He's worked as set designer for many plays operas and store windows.

His studies started at Facultad de Arquitectura at UNLP (Universidad Nacional de la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina) switching to a more artistic path at Escuela de Bellas Artes “Carlos Morel” and Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes “Prilidiano Pueyrredon” (Buenos Aires, Argentina).

After years teaching Visual Arts, he enrolled in scenography classes at “Universidad del Salvador”, Buenos Aires, Argentina. He also
studied photography with Gabriel Magri in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

He has taught classes from elementary school to university level.

He currently splits his time between Buenos Aires and New York.