"I’m not here to join in hatred, but in love."
Paintings are an exploration beyond any time constraints. The memory of the past is preventing our future drifting apart. Only memory, with its lights and shadows, and nurturing our personal "garden of wonder" will allow to survive that inner void which can never be filled.
White absorbs grief and regenerates it in a single cry. It gives voice to a multitude of events: intimate and collective stories, political and biographical tales expressing with absolute purity a unitary, circular world, that keeps repeating the same mistakes, horrors and revenges. In which we are immersed and too often drown seeking for redemption.
Time of art is by nature time of revolution. Painting interrupts any chronological order and reveals the circularity of time. My work as an artist disassembles the structure of present time to create a new dynamic, a quantum leap in what is known and predictable.
Nagasawa Hall - Ex Cartiera Latina | Rome 2021
Acclaimed by the critic, this monumental exhibition with 180 art works, mainly new, presents Duran’s artistic production from 2016 to 2021.
The entire project, consisting of four cycles, is building a bridge between past and present, in the light of time circularity. The common thread is the concept of memory and secular sacredness, in its formal becoming to ancient and modern iconography.
Alongside to memory, strong is the feeling of pain, which arises from a reflection on the violence and abuse of authoritarian regimes erasing every form of human dignity. In this context, the female figure is reconfigured in her salvific role, as author of our collective salvation. She is the one who welcomes and generates, defending and protecting herself and the others.