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Plágaro, 24 years on – Miguel Fernández-Cid

“Since I did my first two identical paintings I have never gone back to painting pictures that were supposedly different” (Plágaro, 2012) What could lead a 28-year-old artist to announce that, from that moment on, he would only paint identical pictures? Why did he...

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Because nothing is certain – Silke von Berswordt-Wallrabe

Reflections on the Identical Paintings of Alfredo Álvarez Plágaro I. Time after time Alfredo Álvarez Plágaro paints again his Identical Paintings. Identical pictures, hung above or beside each other with uniform spaces between them, compose together a single work,...

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Repetition as Freedom – Erich Franz

On the “Identical Paintings” of Alfredo Álvarez Plágaro Plágaro firmly and ineluctably transforms the traditional relationship between spectator and painting. His Identical Paintings at once carve up and reproduce the image field, so that the gaze is neither focused...

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