Frontiers of earth and light
Paula Valdeón “Eliminating the earth”
This new exhibition at the Isolina Arbulu Gallery in Marbella welcomes us with paintings and ceramics by Paula Valdeón (Badajoz, 1992). In her series “Eliminating the earth” the artist continues her exploration of the decorative designs, patterns and colours of dwellings, in this case focusing on the indigenous villages of the San Cristobal de las Casas area in Mexico. The artist plays with shapes, colours and spaces of the places, including motifs from her mental map. Paintings and drawings based on the culture of these indigenous villages emerge, giving prominence to nature. The resulting pieces are a conciliation of opposites, where the coexistence of the two cultures serves the artist to create works in which a plastic synergy can be appreciated between three worlds, the Tzotzil, the colonial and that of the imagination, so that the pomposity of the baroque tiles allows the Tzotzil representation of the earth to be seen very much in the background…Reed more
Frontiers of earth and light
Lola Guerrera“The last frontier, light”
On the ground floor of the gallery, we find the work of Lola Guerrera (Córdoba 1982), in her project “The last frontier, light”, the artist portrays a fragmented earth where light as a visual metaphor recreates the immensity of the constellations that emerge from the small and ephemeral fragile remains of nature, a search for the essential from a reflection on the ephemeral and the abstract. Two aerial sculptures of seeds and leaves in an impossible balance become suspended galaxies, metaphors that warn us of the transience of life. In the main room, through a large installation made up of tiny flowers and using light as a raw material, the artist creates a philosophical and mathematical universe in an introspective and abstract gaze. Five photographs by Guerrera close the exhibition, capturing the fleeting, the artist manages to suggest the sensation of isolation and fragility that haunts the human being Leggi di più
“Floating gems” is an outdoor light installation made with woven fabric and metal. The inspiration in this piece is the study of crystal formations.
“As these crystals grow to reach the ground level, they seem to levitate on the air above the grass while irradiating light through their structures, fragmenting the surroundings. There are five requirements for crystals to form: mineral ingredients, temperature, pressure from the tectonic plates, time, and space”, says Lua Rivera…Reed moore
Jens J. Meyer was born in Hamburg in 1958. He studied industrial engineering in Darmstadt and painting and sculpture at Werkstätten Maxau Academy and has lived as a freelance artist since 1989. Meyer has lived in Essen since 1991. He received the Fine Arts Award of the City of Gelsenkirchen in 1994, won the 1st Prize at Landmarke auf der Halde Sachsen in Hamm in 2001 and received an Award of Excellence, category architectural structures at IFAI Expo Las Vegas, USA.
Lately, he’s been researching the encounter and dialogue between real and virtual worlds and objects resulted in the book “Augmented spaces – real and virtual art in dialogue”…Reed more
A short video to tell you the story of the Massia family, active in the world of the textile industry since 1685, then transformed from 1843 into the sole creation of textile “details” such as weaves, ropes, frogs, fringes and bows; variously used as clothing and / or furnishing accessories. The trimmings have adorned castles, palaces, theaters and noble residences throughout Italy and beyond…Reed more
Over a course of about two thousand years, the colors of nature have always inspired and fascinated man. The dyes of natural origin used from antiquity until the mid-19th century – when they were gradually abandoned due to industrialization and the production of synthetic raw materials – characterized the way of representing and appearing of the human race, oscillating between variations, recurrance and persistence.The use of color to portray and weave has always been connected, in an articulated and complex way, to symbolic, aesthetic and cultural values; it is no coincidence that the intrinsic meaning of a color can be compared to that of a “symbol”. Each chromatic nuance has become, over the centuries, an index of certain social, political and religious spheres…Reed more
“Born in South Germany, since childhood, I’ve always been in contact with art. My mother was an actress, who stopped a theatre because of the children. My father was very young, painting, playing in amateur theatre and began a career at television as a lector, dramaturge and producer. There was always a strong attraction to art. I studied psychology and, from the beginning, I added theatre and art to psychotherapy. My teacher Laura Sheleen worked as a Jungian with masks and I continued this work. Beginning with public performance, with mask and objects, I also worked as an artist using photography, sculpture and I began with the Cross-Over Stitches. The first single exhibition in the Women’s Museum in Wiesbaden 2011 was the beginning of many solo and group exhibitions. Additionally, I am working within the art with people, combining art with deep experience of oneself and others. Now I am living in a house full of art. My husband Moritz Dornauf is a painter (and Tai chi Teacher) and my daughter Mara Sommer is a well-known photographer in New Zealand. Another important part of my artistic world is art in nature. The participation in “art in gardens” and “Waldkunstpfad” and “GNAP” (Global Nomad Art Project) were existential experiences in many parts of the world: China, South Korea, Germany and Turkey.
Guided visit by artist Nanon Morsink to her exhibition "Lost souls make strong spirits"
Born in Lima, Peru, she has represented her country in many international art symposiums in Europe, the Middle East, South and North America and Asia.
In addition to sculpture, she creates drawings, textile works and installations related to ecological themes using natural or eco-sustainable materials.
After graduating in sculpture, she recently finished her studies as a professional ceramist at: Sonia Cespedes Ceramic School.
Karen lives and works in Lima.
“Born in Okinawa and grew up in Nagano, my origin is in the sea and mountains of Japan. I execute my artworks using hats art, textile, clay, and ecological materials that I meet while travelling. My artwork comes from life, nature, and culture that was taken over by people. My major at high school and the university was agriculture. I was a strawberry farmer for 9 years before I started travelling with my partner Nobuyuki Sugihara who is an artist from 2017. I have never studied art or sewing. Everything is self-taught, born from learning and playing in life.”
Lua Rivera: structural weaving for nested and extended spaces
In this video, textile artist Lua Rivera shares with us one of her most interesting techniques that she uses to create her beautiful artworks all over the world.
Structural weaving can be adapted to many projects: it is flexible yet very strong, playable and it’s fun to make.
Let’s try out Lua Rivera’s technique!
Lua Rivera makes art to erase the boundaries between disciplines, promoting a free interaction between them and allowing the exhibition to transcend the walls of the gallery. Lua based her artwork in processes such as nesting, growth and adaptation of organisms. As a visual artist she is distinguished from her continuous search and use of multidisciplinary resources such as intervention, collage, photography and textiles.