Alfredo ÁLVAREZ PLÁGARO
DIMENSIONS: variable / 48 x 5 x 7 cm/unit (series 10 u)
TECHNICAL: plaster, oil and varnishes on wood
When a woman walks past me I always enjoy inhaling -I raise my nose slightly- the scent she leaves behind and at the same time follows her. In this way I have subtly smelled many women, and will go on doing so as long as there are women that go walking.
When I see a painting exhibited, even one of mine, I also like getting as close as possible to it to smell it. Once, at the Beyeler Foundation in Riehen, very near Basel, the alarm went off when I tried to smell Monet’s water lilies.
I enjoy smelling paintings very much, yet I enjoy smelling women much more.
Alfredo Álvarez Plágaro
ExhibitionsMay - July 2017
- smell of Málaga. Olfactory Perceptions of the colección olorVISUAL