One of Colombia’s most influential artists, Oscar Muñoz has created an impressive body of work that investigates memory and history, and the ways both intertwine with our contemporary society.
For the High Line, Muñoz presents Re/trato, a video in which you see the artist painting a self-portrait on a concrete sidewalk by using a brush and water. His hand continuously paints as the portrait evaporates, creating an endless drawing. Reflecting on the ephemeral nature of identity, the work highlights the liminal space between remembering and forgetting, between an image and its obliteration.
Photos by Austin Kennedy.