© 2015 by Corina Gertz

Sence and Nonsense


Düsseldorf's Artists' Club Malkasten's annual exhibition “Small Format” takes place with the slogan “Sence and Nonsence” on December, 6 at 7pm where I will show a small piece from my series Toreros I made 2012. It's a portrait of Juan José Padilla who was gored by a bull, almost dying from his injuries, one year earlier. From a single horn wound through his skull, he suffered multiple fractures to both jaw and skull, facial paralysis, loss of hearing in his right ear and of sight in his left eye. Five months later in March 2012, he returned to the bullring with an eyepatch - gaining the nickname 'The Pirate'.