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Chaman

The shamans are one of the most important pillars of animistic religions by the huge power that suppose the communication with the spirits. By the use of pure knowledge, the shaman was able not only to predict the future but also establish a necessary link between reality and spirituality; a fundamental quality for the harmonious function of the universe. For that reason, the artist highlights the senses: the eyes and the ear come out of the face in order to escape from the human nature, to come closer of what is divine and to search thoroughly for hidden secrets. The work’s beauty is sui generic because of the vertical sense and unusual texture processing of the face. Certainly with Chaman, Valladares wants to break the usual visuality of his metalistic pieces in the interests of formal and conceptual experimentation.