The more you add, the less you see, 2011
Edition 1 (+ 1 A.P.)
2015, Ping-Pong Cuadricula, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, La Habana, CU
2014-2015, The view of the Garden of Helene Hollandt, Kunstverein Braunschweig, DE
2014, Speaking Badly About Stones, S.M.A.K., Ghent, BE
2011, The emperor's new clothes, Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
2015, Drain Magazine
2012, "Wilfredo Prieto - Annet Gelink - Amsterdam", Flash Art
2011, "Wilfredo Prieto's "The Emperor's New Clothes", Art Agenda
This artwork made of cling film is one part of Wilfredo Prieto's project 'The Emperor's New Clothes'. He defies the boundaries of conceptual art with a group of new works brought together under the title of the well known nineteenth century fairy-tale by Hans Christian Andersen. With radical simplicity Prieto evokes questions of artistic intervention and the complexity of the everyday. His oeuvre is characterised by extreme minimalism, sarcasm and self-mockery. In The Emperor's New Clothes, Prieto mercilessly wipes the floor with preconceived ideas, addressing the rules of society. He challenges the spectators to open up their own vision, just as the child in the fairy-tale who as only one dares to say: "But he doesn't wear anything!"
'The more you add, the less you see' consists of a large ball of transparent cling flim. The titel reflects on the characteristic feature of cling film: the more layers you add, the less transparent it becomes.