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Horror Vacui
  • Juan Guerrero
    born 1967
    born: Mexico
  • Horror Vacui, 2001
  • Baren Exchange Portfolio #8
  • Where object was made: Mexico
  • woodcut
  • Gift of BarenForum.org
  • Not on display
  • 2001.0090.14

Background is light blue created with atmospheric texture. In front of this we see a purple blob/tentacles coming from right side of image. The purple shaped object has an appendage/tentacle sliced into small pieces. Behind the purple shape we see a tower/skyscraper like object with a yellow halo on top. Left side, we see an abstract shape that looks like either a mushroom or satellite dish being wrapped by a tentacle. A black material is coming from the satellite dish. The entire image is filled with varies shapes and objects. The title "Horror Vacui refers to the meaning of filling a space.