In the petreas human figures shown in the sculptures of Hans Varela,
the internal order of the stone unfolds in a balanced and serene way, in this way, to conciliate the hardness with the lightness and the heavy with the volatile, making us believe that the matter was Always, really, soft and tepid.
The ancestral dream of giving life to the inanimate, of establishing a dialogue with the inert, is one of the most persistent fantasies of the collective imagination. In the work of the Cuban sculptor Hans Varela this dream reaches an almost musical formulation, in a game between volume and softness of textures. Varela establishes an intimate dialogue with the stone that surprises and excites by the intensity of its results.
Sculptor Hans Varela. Hospital Ortopedico Sant Ana. Wall. Portugal.