But what is beauty?
A mere convention, — A coin made current by time and place.
... "The formal resource is currently the last of the decisions regarding the work of art. However, although this premise is constant in the proposal of many artists, sometimes, they found in the "concrete object" motivation: a research resource itself. This is one of the main features that has much of the production of Mauricio Esquivel (El Salvador, 1983), who has become a “currency (coin)” not only in the media of his work, but in the most ironic symbolic "capital". () Although it has used other formal areas, is his “Displacement line” series, proposals from the quarter dollar currency coin, which has allowed him to shape some type of formal certainty. This kind of certainty, may come from the preconceived concrete object and by the culture, does not limit its ability to comment about other “formal” art structures. So beyond the “objectual” dynamic, the works of this series by Mauricio Esquivel also imposed from the drawing as conceptual rhetoric."...
Astiasarán, Clara (Havana, Cuba 1973 -).
Parable of Gide. Mauricio Esquivel: