Adam and Eve in New York: The original sin and expulsion from paradise

Ramon Espantaleon's avatar Ramon Espantaleon

“Adam and Eve in New York: the original sin and expulsion from paradise” is the latest art piece that belongs to my art project “First Apple”, especially created to be exhibited during my solo show at the prestigious Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum (Miami, Florida) during the Art Basel Week 2016. First Apple started after a rigorous volumetric study of Manhattan. This study showed that the width of each street is half the width of each block. In addition, the width of each block has usually two buildings, each represented by one pixel, so each “pixel” represents faithfully every building on the city. So I had to measure the height of each of the approximately 35,000 existing buildings in the area to calculate, at scale, the height of each “pixel”. Manhattan is also known as the Big Apple, fruit of discord associated with the creation of mankind through Adam and Eve. For that reason, I chose one of Michelangelo´s most famous work on the Sistine chapel ceiling, "The original sin and expulsion from paradise", and painted over Manhattan, a vigorous, dynamic, powerful, changing and chaotic city, a modern paradise.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 96 in
  • Medium: resin and woodframe
  • Width: 96 in
  • Year created: 2016
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