In this book, we have shown visions of the South Seas by two very different artists –Charris and Lotus Eater– one a professional artist and the other an amateur, one who works within culture and the other directly through life, one a tourist and the other settled there, one Spanish and the other Uruguayan-Polynesian, one whose work is based on reflection in Cartagena and the other working spontaneously in the Marquesas Islands. Their images are accompanied here by texts by Juan Manuel Bonet, Sema D’Acosta, Eloy Fernández Porta, Sven Kirsten and Charris himself to offer us, with these lines and postcards from paradise, a sort of essay-collage about what we, as a culture, have constructed around this idea, of what this Tiki territory is and isn't, with aromas of Tiare Flower and hibiscus, sounds of the waves and ukuleles, true and false, authentic and kitsch: unforgettable.
Publisher: La Naval.
Hardcover. Spanish/English. 236 pages, 17 x 24 cm.
Texts: Juan Manuel Bonet, Sema D'Acosta, Eloy Fernández Porta, Sven Kirsten, Ángel Mateo Charris.
Translation: Rachel Miller.