Baahng Gallery is pleased to announce the gallery representation of Pilar Goutas and to present Parteaguas, her first solo exhibition with the gallery, showcasing murals, portraits, and paintings.  The exhibition runs from April 25 thru May 31, with the opening reception held at the gallery on Saturday, April 27th, 3 – 5PM, concurrently Madison Ave Gallery Walk 2019.


Delving into Latin American magical realism and rooted in indigenous heritage of Mexico, Pilar Goutas forges her own take on the Surrealist current inventing a unique style merging reality with the irrationality of the unconscious:  The portrait series, created using photomontage, collage, and superimposition of digitally morphed staged subjects, birth unsettling images with wits and sentiments;  The drawings and paintings are embedded with symbols and codes that are decipherable only as in gestures resulting a kind of pictorial intelligence. With a personal narrative, Parteaguas offers a mythical, abstract, and atemporal world:  It is a theater without categorization requiring no validation.


Pilar Goutas lives and works in Mexico. She studied Graphic and Fashion Design and her works have been exhibited among galleries and museums in Beijing, Berlin, Venice, New York, and Mexico City.




April 25 – May 31, 2019


Opening Reception

Saturday, April 27th, 3-5PM

Parteaguas, it is the main idea from which the artistic work of Pilar Goutas departs, is the turning point that separates the precedent from the consequent, through which she demonstrates a continuous process of transferring itself during the creative act, where there is a before and an after or a beginning of an end. It is waterfall,the dividing line or the instant that separates a moment from another, a territory, an image, an idea or conception from another. Therefore,her work emerges from the embodiment of a figure to the creation of a language that suggests to rethink the paradigms and the conception of being.


The characters are the result of a journey of mutations from something preview to something new. They conclude as unique, characteristic of themselves. They represent the viabilityof the reconstitution of oneself, to encounter a solemn dimension where it is admissible to be. They reflect the possibility to breach borders, to cross limits, or change origins. They express of the inclusion of diversity, of the non-existent to make it evident, of what is there and what can be here.  Because the turning point of who we are, lies on us.


Pilar Goutas transfers emotions through writing. She creates a full language of codes and symbols that becomes decipherable when they are perceived as gestures. It is the expression that motivates to resignifying communication processes, ideas, concepts, ideas and feelings; a before and after. The intensity of the forces that bind the lines is devoid of order. Writing stripped of all formal reading discovers a desirable place to grant. The artwork becomes an unexplored dimension where it is conceivable to build, create and imagine all beings and their constant metamorphosis.


Pilar Goutas shows a transition to endless emotions and ideas that surround all events of an atmosphere evoked from their intensities. From the writing and the gestures, to the conception of surreal beings, she provokes to reassess what we are, how we feel and how we can transform us. The artistic displacement to an object of art or a mythical figure is her deepest proposal to express that from the breaking point everything is possible.


Natalie Gama Pourdanay

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