• Any tunnel is just a picture

The thematic of this exhibition finds a place within the imaginary of cartoons, the subject that is represented, on one hand, as nostalgic and effective imaginary associated with the infantile, and hence, discursively perceived as neutral or without ideological content. On the other hand, opposite to the previous one, the cartoon explicitly represented as a war propaganda. In which case, its ideological component is equally destined to be masked under the status of the trivial or naive, which it is often attributed to this representational category. This series of paintings refer to the “painted tunnel gag”, this is to say, animated characters involved in the action of painting an image with the intention of creating an optical illusion of prolongation of the space in a “realistic” or plausible manner within its own universe.

Exhibition view, “Any Tunnel Is Just A Picture”, Marcela Serra.
Marcela Serra, Untitled, Oil on canvas
Exhibition view, “Any Tunnel Is Just A Picture”, Marcela Serra.
Marcela Serra, Untitled, Oil on canvas, variable dimensions
Exhibition view, “Any Tunnel Is Just A Picture”, Marcela Serra.
Marcela Serra, Untitled, Oil on canvas, variable dimensions
Marcela Serra, Untitled, Oil on canvas, 2018, variable dimensions.
Marcela Serra, Untitled, Oil on canvas, variable dimensions
Marcela Serra, Untitled, oil on canvas, 2018, variable dimensions.
Marcela Serra, Untitled, Oil on canvas, variable dimensions
Exhibition view, “Any Tunnel Is Just A Picture”, Marcela Serra.
Marcela Serra, Untitled, Oil on canvas, variable dimensions
Exhibition view, “Any Tunnel Is Just A Picture”, Marcela Serra.
Marcela Serra, Untitled, Oil on canvas, variable dimensions
Marcela Serra, Untitled, oil on canvas, 2018, variable dimensions.
The painted tunnel gag II, 34,5 X 73 cm approx., Oil on books
Marcela Serra, The painted tunnel gag II, 2018, oil on books, 34,5 X 73 cm.
The painted tunnel gag II, 34,5 X 73 cm approx., Oil on books
Marcela Serra, The painted tunnel gag II, 2018, oil on books, 34,5 X 73 cm.
Ways of war, Oil on wood, 108 x 220 cm
Marcela Serra, Ways of war, 2018, oil on wood, 108 x 220 cm.
Ways of war, Oil on wood, 108 x 220 cm
Marcela Serra, Ways of war, 2018, oil on wood, 108 x 220 cm.
Coyote, Oil on canvas, 50 x 130 cm and 50 x 70 cm
Marcela Serra, Coyote, 2018, oil on canvas, 50 x 130 cm and 50 x 70 cm.
Mickey Mouse at war, Oil, 30 x 190 cm
Marcela Serra, Mickey Mouse at war, 2018, oil on canvas, 30 x 190 cm.
Mickey Mouse at war, Oil, 30 x 190 cm
Marcela Serra, Mickey Mouse at war, 2018, oil on canvas, 30 x 190 cm.