Exhibitions

2009
Yu Tarot. On line exhibition. Caladan Gallery. Cambridge, MA

2006
Tarot (Art)istas. Holz Gallery.
Buenos Aires

Tarot (Art)istas. Holz Gallery.
Comodoro Rivadavia, Argentina

Yu Tarot. Museum Palmira Scrosoppi,
Merlo, San Luis, Argentina

2005
Yu Tarot. Museum of Visual Arts Eduardo Sívori. Buenos Aires

The unconscious. Recoleta Cultural Centre. Buenos Aires

Sivori

Claudia Melo has unified the iconography of the human experience in these digital media works illustrating the many facets of the ancient divination system, the Tarot. These pieces exude a medieval sensibility, pulled from the internal resonance of our collective memories. With very little exaggeration of emotionality, the artist conveys the very depth of meaning of each individual card through subtle facial features. We are drawn to the understanding of our mortality and fragility, and are compelled to think of ourselves accordingly in relation to this pantheon of gods and goddesses.

Marjorie Kaye

Animation

Yu Tarot Deck with 22 Major Arcana

The twentieth century has seen the publication of hundreds of Tarot decks that include Medieval and Renaissant images, mythical images of different cultures that embody a variety of fantastic themes. Some were designed by artists.

In the XXIst century, we are able to imagine a new deck and generate a new mythology. The Tarot has both a logical structure, its numerical order, and a functional one; symbols that connect us with life facts and experiences. The 22 Triumphs or Major Arcana are numbered from 0 to 21 and the rest of the deck is formed by the Minor Arcana, composed by 56 cards divided into 4 suits: cups, wands, pentacles and swords.

As an artist, my choice was to design only the 22 Major Arcana for the intensity, fascination and vitality they exerted upon me.

As a Tarot reader, I can say that the first great difficulty we face when beginning to study Tarot is that the symbols hold more than one meaning. So, if each Arcane is multidimensional and none is universal, how do we interpret a Tarot spread? There are several ways to do it, and this will depend on the circumstances in which we are, and will surely vary from reading to reading. None of them excludes the others:

1 - The meaning of the card in the specific context of the deck we are using.
2 - The meaning of the card in the general framework of the Tarot.
3 - The historical meanings of the symbol.
4 - The meanings in our current culture.
5 - The personal meaning for the tarot reader or consultant.

Claudia Melo

Sivori
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Contact

Claudia Melo
Phone: +54 11 4963 6096
yutarot@fibertel.com.ar

Claudia Melo