Ouka Leele´s anthology
Aug 6, 2015
The Niemeyer Center in Aviles hosts until November 29 the anthology "INÉDITA" ("Unpublished") of the artist Ouka Leele. A sample of unpublished works and various lesser-known readings about the poetic and visual imagery of Barbara Allende Gil de Biedma.
The poet and writer is perhaps the least known face of Ouka Leele but certainly it is the one who feeds the landscapes, characters and scenarios portraying by photographer Ouka Lele, the best known of the Oukas. It is precisely this visual poetry, these personal poems, which the Commissioner Rafael Gordon has sought between files and lesser-known works of the artist and what he has hanged in the walls of the Niemeyer Center as an "inner journey, deep and full " through the carreer and the person of Ouka Lele.
"INÉDITA" is a retrospective exhibition of eclectic and diverse works of very different moments of her career, allowing the public to see the evolution and consolidation of her language. From her first snapshots with just 17 years, self-portraits (identity searches outside the narcissism), the appearance of its symbols, totems and fetishes, until mature works and new creative pursuits, as "a human comedy in 67 pictures" , explained Gordon. Literature, mythology, dreams, friendship and family are invariant visual ingredients for her potions and the binder material of this sample.
The artist herself was surprised with the selection of the commissioner: "Interestingly, there is no picture painted with watercolors, the more known part of my work. The commissioner Rafael Gordon was choosing my photo files that have never been seen, even I never thought to teach, " she explained.
It is the unprecedented opportunity to contact more broadly than ever, with a language, a poetic sensibility and speech borned of contact with the experience of life. "INÉDITA" was accompanied by the screening of the documentary "The look of Ouka Lele", nominated for the Goya in 2010, which speaks about the creative genius, passion and thought in the service of painting and photography as tools of the spirit.