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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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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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