A Critique and Analysis of Bitch Balls by Raquel Paiewonsky and Reconstruyeendonos by Belkis Ramirez in the exhibition Quintapata
The exhibition Quintapata is of Dominican Republic origin, created within the art collective forms from the year 2008. The exhibition is synonymous with artists from the Caribbean and the exotic delivery of creative works with denoted culture and aura from the locally available materials. The exhibition was created through four artists’ conjoined efforts at the heart of the republic in expressing views and understanding of the culture through representative artwork. The community was largely responsible for enabling the exhibition Quintapata upheaval with conferences, workshops, public art and guests with a sworn emblem of reading from books or cataloging the information. The exhibition as of the year 2012 contained the two artworks created by Raquel Paiewonsky and Belkis Ramirez. The exhibition’s main agenda was expression of the esteemed values of the Dominican people.
Bitch Balls by Raquel Paiewonsky is distinct artwork by the artists with renowned influences from her growing up in the Puerto Plata. Through the educative dimensions on fine arts, her works are depicted by micro fiber, just as the ones used in the exhibition Quintapata. The artists intended expression of strange temperament and rituals is evidenced by the placing of the balls in perpendicular positioning to the floor. In addition, they are eleven and coincide with side-by-side leaning towards the background. The work was not done to the expected levels of the artist’s expectations. Judging by her resume on the influences and studies gained through her career, the hollow expression and minimal warmth garnered from the artwork creates a confusion of the intended message by the viewer. My opinion on her regard became lower as opposed to the foundation of exhibition Quintapata efforts at the time of Dominican Republic renaissance.
Reconstruyeendonos by Belkis Ramirez shows a multi-facetted approach by the artist on the delivery of the board with different portraits and counteractive letters adjacent. Belkis Ramirez is a renowned member of the founding group for the exhibition Quintapata and is well respected for her eloquence n detail and material use. Her influences were achieved by the nature of her growing up and schooling within the Republic, as they had to represent confidence and outspoken nature. Reconstruyeendonos is composed of the polychrome wood and carved base as well as the bright coloration. The choice of the board and included detail of the portraits adds to the significant approach by Belkis Ramirez as an artist. Having read little background information of her career, the artwork strengthens her resolve of her unspoken nature to good effect. In addition, my opinion did not change from the viewing of the piece as opposed to its critique. The material and setting all point to creativity and sophistication.
The theme of exhibition Quintapata is essentially the provocative nature of artwork in terms of expression, detail, and message passed across to the viewers. It strengthens the resolve of the Dominican people’s ability to generate ideas and communicate them with creative undertones. Reconstruyeendonos by Belkis Ramirez and Bitch Balls by Raquel Paiewonsky typify the exhibition’s requirements, as they demand understanding of the approaches used by the artists to communicate. They contain detailed information with simplistic use of locally available materials like carved and polychrome wood for Reconstruyeendonos as well as beach balls with micro fiber on the Bitch balls. The simplistic setting and background also compound the nature of the people and culture.