Rayma Suprani: “Love in the times of Trump”
by Wilson Prada
In the arts, every context, every space is a motivation in the creative process of those who are clear about their beliefs and the evolution path that they propose.
That’s why Imago art in action is the place at Coral Gables where Rayma Suprani presents her exhibit “Love in the times of Trump”. Here, graphic humor, one of the oldest forms of visual expression against the establishment, communicates in an intelligent and sharp way.
Throughout Trump’s time in office, the Republican president has been the target of cartoonists such as Arturo Kemchs, Kevin Maxwell, Michael Reilly, Antonio Rodríguez García, among others. As well as our journalist, they face a battle against polítical power with unorthodox ammo based on irony.
An Irony that kills the intelligent by hilarity and the one unable to accept the price of being a public figure by anger.
As a cartoonist, Suprani’s work shows us the love of Trump’s fist, as a dark humor dart. It doesn’t come from imagination, but from experiences lived in situ, because, unlike others that only practice their profession, she practices life.
She is from a place where liberties hurry and fall to an action-verb as brutal as its sender.
Rayma summarizes the scream made ink throughout the militant cartoon. Now, it raises above convictions and overcomes the accommodative stance where decadent people hide behind the furniture.
During the presentation, Nelson Bocaranda defined Suprani as a “Global Fighter”, a perceptive woman, smart, sharp, and astute. We can see in her work in the theory of how stupidity and arrogance dye hair orange is very close to the truth.
Maybe, knowing that people laugh at his own expense undermines walls, bans, and the disgusting reality show made government as a bad joke.
While looking at “Love in the times of Trump”, I think cartoonists don’t disappear when power decides, but when they accept power as their master. That’s why this presentation revives that smile hidden behind our nostalgia through humor. It is just an excuse to drain the difficult things we’ve seen built up in our eyes.
Thus, Rayma gives us, at Imago art in action, an Embassy-space where you feel a citizen of the world, looking at the most valuable expression of our country. At Imago you find the universality of a hug, here there is no place or name for cliché.
You have until March 31st to see how everybody can somehow preserve their dignity from humor. Visit this exhibit guarded by a eunuch Cupid that, gun in hand, reminds us that Rayma left “El Universal” to become universal.
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