Luis Seoane. The Architecture of Desire


The depiction of women in Luis Seoane’s pieces is one of the most evident themes in his work: from the many peasant women that help portray the everyday nature of traditional trades and customs to the symbolism of the Mater Gallaeciae, Seoane uses the female form as a field for artistic experimentation and as the personification of a people and a culture. Luis Seoane. Arquitectura do desexo provides a new approach to his work through a carefully selected compilation of oils, illustrations and prints that depict the naked female body as an object of desire, from the forties to the late seventies. The exhibition begins with the figurative images of his early years, past the abstraction of the 50s and 60s, to the return in the end to a more schematic figuration. It displays Seoane’s technical skills and evolution, as well as the beauty and the subtleness of images that play a key role within his artistic work.