La Madonna

La interpretación de Secreto Rebollo de una Madonna

lamadonna

Secreto Rebollo conjuró en este muro una poderosa imagen que nos transporta a la figura materna, al abrazo materno. En México es común la devoción por la figura de la madre, vinculada a la adoración de la Virgen de Guadalupe, considerada la protectora de los más vulnerables. Esta madre-virgen que da consuelo y protección es casi un símbolo patrio. Como escribió Octavio Paz en El laberinto de la soledad: “Guadalupe es la receptividad pura y los beneficios que produce son del mismo orden: consuela, serena, aquieta, enjuga las lágrimas, calma las pasiones”.

En este contexto sociocultural, Secreto plasmó una visión íntima y contemporánea de la madre protectora, inspirado en su propia familia. En este sitio en particular, a los artistas les dieron la directiva de abordar el tema de “infancia”, porque los murales en las fachadas de este conjunto habitacional eran parte de un plan de rehabilitación del espacio para volverlo un sitio más limpio, familiar y seguro, donde los niños pudieran convivir y jugar. Para Secreto era importante encontrar el mensaje adecuado. “No quería ilustrar la palabra [infancia] ni bloquear su lectura con simbolismos y metáforas rebuscadas”, cuenta.

Además deseaba conjugar el tema indicado con Creencias, su producción de ese momento, en la que investigaba referencias religiosas y las usaba como metáforas de situaciones de la vida actual. Con eso en mente, decidió hacer una interpretación de las pinturas italianas de Madonnas con el niño Jesús, uno de los temas más recurrentes del Renacimiento.

Artista:

Secreto Rebollo

(Tlaquepaque, 1985). Reside en Guadalajara, Jalisco. Estudió artes visuales en la Universidad de Guadalajara. Desde joven le interesó explorar el arte en la calle, primero lo hizo dentro de un crew de grafiti y más tarde empezó a participar en convocatorias locales de muralismo, en las que ganó premios. Retrata escenas y personajes en un estilo realista, con gran destreza para transmitir texturas, pliegues, anatomía humana, iluminación. Ha participado en varios festivales y proyectos, entre ellos: Sea Walls Cozumel, Meeting of Styles (Francia), Cromática, IWWT (Airola, Italia), Ruda Fest (Bogotá, Colombia). También fue coordinador en el proyecto de arte público “Traza Jalisco”.

English version
Secreto Rebollo conjured in this wall a powerful image that transports us to the mother figure, to a maternal embrace. In Mexico, devotion to the mother is linked to the adoration of the Virgin of Guadalupe, considered the protector of the most vulnerable. This mother-Virgin who gives comfort and protection is almost considered a patriotic symbol. As writer Octavio Paz wrote in The Labyrinth of Solitude: "Guadalupe is pure receptivity and the benefits she produces are of the same order: she consoles, serenades, quiets, wipes away tears, calms passions". In this socio-cultural context, Secreto captured an intimate and contemporary vision of the protective mother, inspired by his own family. In this particular site, the artists were given the directive to address the theme of "childhood" because the murals on the facades of this housing complex were part of a plan to rehabilitate the space to make it a cleaner, more familiar and safer place where children could play. For Secreto it was important to find the right message. "I didn't want to illustrate the word [childhood] or block its reading with symbolism and far-fetched metaphors," he says. He also wanted to combine the theme with his ongoing series titled Beliefs, his production at the time, in which he researched religious references and used them as metaphors for current life situations. With that in mind, he decided to make an interpretation of the Italian paintings of Madonnas with the baby Jesus, one of the most recurrent themes of the Renaissance. "I was sketching ideas until I looked into the room and saw my son hugging his mother. The scene reminded me of the baroque paintings of the Madonna but I noticed something special: Teresa did care about her son, she covered him with her arms, she protected him. It was not like some works of art where there is an indifference, a certain disconnection between mother and son. I took that theme as a reference but with a more human approach," he explains. Once the concept was defined, he looked for the most appropriate aesthetics: "the composition and range were thought out so that they would not go out of context. Thinking of Mexico, where it is common to see religious figures on street corners, [I looked for] an image with similar characteristics that would blend in with the space, that way I wouldn't force anyone to turn around because of the stridency, I wanted the attraction to be natural," he explains.

Ubicación