“There is a performative aspect in my process,” the Cuban artist José Yaque once said of his paintings, “and the works are the result of the relationship between my body, the painting, and nature.” Yaque slathers thick paint on canvas with his hands, then covers the paint with a membrane of plastic, with which he manipulates the painted surface. When he removes the membrane the result is an almost marbleized distortion—seismographic waves of color that evoke the strata of the Earth. For the opening of this new space in Rome, and also celebrating its 30th anniversary, Continua honors Yaque with a full-scale retrospective. —E.C.
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