Juan Ruescas, assistant professor of architecture at Penn State, held an exhibition opening on Friday, October 11 in a new state-of-the-art winery called Carabal, in Alía, Cáceres, Spain. Ruescas presented his new project, The ORANGE Series: A Circular Room, five large canvases*, each accompanied by a small reproduction or reference to a painting belonging to a former series. Ruescas dedicated one of the large paintings to the cellar.
The concept of A Circular Room is a commentary upon time, making the two human figures that appear in each painting two different stages of one sole history – the same person. As Ruescas explains, “the past, revisited, changes the present and the present changes the memory of the past...the process is a continuum.”
Ruescas completed his post-professional studies and holds a professional degree inrchitecture from E.T.S.A.M., Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid, Universidad Politécnica. He is currently undertaking his Ph.D. dissertation, directed by Professor Emeritus, architect and artist, Juan Navarro Baldeweg. Ruescas will give a lecture about his work at Penn State later in the semester.
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