Carlos Luna’s Bestiary or Calendar of Saints
By Juan Soriano
Mexico, DF. May 1995

The child painter from the island of Cuba ransoms the contradictory remains of religions which his grandfather passed on him in extended litanies. A divine majesty which forgetfulness begins to erode as briny sea eats everything away.

 

Of a great God there remains a voluble, meddling, faceless dancing fetish, deaf to prayers and rituals.

 

The ability to restore the magnetic power from the disperse fragments of the ancient religious world is the vital impulse that I esteem and admire in the work of Carlos Luna.

 
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