Marco Rios

This is a poignant and humorous self portrait of the artist with non-stop cascades of “tears” coming down from his eyes. The impact of the work is in the contrast between the still image of the artist and the constant movement of the waterfalls- like flowing down. An image of impotency, it is also a beautiful “moving picture” in the formal sense. Going nowhere, resolving nothing, just a perpetual sorrow and pain, yet the viewer has no access to the source of this involuntary output of tears, or is the artist crying and lamenting for all of us. Again besides being a very beautiful work, and deep in its psychological treatment, there’s something very funny about it, and a wonderfully pathetic “fountain.”