Since 2018 I have made a wide production of paintings related to Villa Epecuén and its unique landscapes.
Epecuén is a town in the Province of Buenos Aires, which from its ruins displays a unique and overwhelming beauty, recognized by its sunsets that they illuminate the lagoon with a singular poetry, detached from the fragments of its history.
In 1985, Villa Epecuén, located in the Adolfo Alsina party in the Province of Buenos Aires, suffered a flood caused by the lake that submerged the city completely underwater, forcing its total evacuation.
Subsequently, in recent years, the water began to withdraw, leaving in sight the ruins of the city, which have become themselves a tourist attraction.
The water level has receded almost entirely. It is still visible the layout of the streets, the dam and the ruins of houses, hotels and emblematic buildings, such as the famous Slaughterhouse, the work of the unmistakable architect Francisco Salamone, from 1937, following the lines of Art Deco that characterize his work.
Dead trees abound, ruined buildings, rusty vehicles and the town remains uninhabited and in ruins.
The ruins are frequently visited by photographers, tourists from different parts of the world, journalists and extreme sports enthusiasts.
The place is inhabited only by Pablo Novak, a man born in 1930 who resists leaving his village and travels through it. Usually accompanied by your dog.
The «Reborn in Epecuen» series was the protagonist of my first individual exhibition, held at the House of Culture of Buenos Aires, participating in the Night of Museums, on November 10, 2018 .