Oscar Araripe's Caribbean Repetroglifos. Permanent exhibition of Painting outdoors. Acrylic on nautical sails. Caribbean Festival. Provincial Council of the Plastic Arts / Santiago of Cuba/2005.
The work is an inventory, a Caribbean story, a sung image, transvisionada from this delicious numerical table of Piñar del Rio, of probably 40.000 years of history, and that now culminates, including all the important dates of the humanity in the way of his(her,your) liberation, all the dates of America, of Venezuela to Cuba, of the archaic Orinoco the incommensurable Brazil.
Here the numbers represent an aesthetics, open ways, beautiful truths. Human numbers done to dream, numbers that they sing and that are charmed with, already quite decisively and resolved good.
Five fingers were done to count, say the petroglifos of Pinar del Rio, which here in this banner I transcribe. Five fingers, both hands, ten toes, for ways of counting the eternity. I did not see anything, I interpret nothing, scarcely I transcribe the seen. You upset inventory. Recounting is quite. An Art to call the attention, an art I protest. Numbers. Immense numbers, numbers that count with the fingers the infinite cycles of the moon and of the Sun, which count the stars with the movements of the breathing, with the throbs of the heart; extraordinary numbers that recount the tears and the sweat of the humanity in his develop in search of the liberation. Numbers that count the dates of ours and
numbers that tell the dates of our epic, that they count constellations instead of money, with well-deserved reference to the innate talent of adding up of the Venezuelan Orinoco; to add up the day with the night, the breathing with the death. Quite life and tenderness.
Though the Sun already is not my gentleman, the moon will continue being always my dear wife. Caribbean Repetroglifos and it is a public resumptive banner of dreams, a book-keeper of hopes with a foot in Brazil and other one in Santiago de Cuba, and both in the world.
An American image, in colors brasil-Caribbean, is this numerical table that I transcribe, proud, happy and colouring as the life. The life at liberty that now and always visionan the Venezuelan artists of the Orinoco
Because the rock art is the first manifestation of the Art of the American man, because the rock art is bolivariano. Because of it I submit. Because of it I tell it to you. I you recount it.
Que Linda és Cuba.
Oscar Araripe/June 2005