Carla Fuentes

December 6 February 6, 2024
Madrid

Broken Flowers

Have you ever bought fresh flowers and placed them in a vase, taking care of them carefully? Have you tried to care for them and keep them radiant, only to see them wither no matter your efforts? Me too. But in the end, no matter how much we protect them, time wears away their splendor. This is also the case with human relationships. No matter how much we try to take care of them, the passage of time withers them.

“Broken Flowers” is a tribute to human portraiture and figurative painting, an invitation to contemplate the beauty of the classic through a contemporary perspective. Through these portraits, I seek to capture the essence of these peculiar and transitory connections. The expression of the male gaze is intertwined with the delicacy and ephemeral beauty of flowers. Each brushstroke is an attempt to capture human complexity and vulnerability.

Why do men give flowers and use them as a symbol of reconciliation? Perhaps it is because they recognize that, like flowers, relationships are fragile and require constant attention. Flowers become our way of saying “I'm sorry” and reminding each other that we are ready to start again. In every withered petal, there is hope for a new beginning.

Broken Flowers
Broken Flowers
Broken Flowers
Broken Flowers
Broken Flowers
Broken Flowers
Broken Flowers
Broken Flowers
Broken Flowers
Broken Flowers