These cartographic fragments of linen, embroidered and sewn, are held together by what is basic for us humans: home. The black background is created using charcoal, a material that comes directly from the core of human settlements: fire.The abstractions of forms, contrasts and lineages intersect with geometry, poetic symbolism and graphic composition.
[THE MOUNTAINS ON MY PATH]
2020 onwards, mixed technique on paper
Everything passes and everything changes.The moment already belongs to history, impossible to reconstruct.Elements that change places, a recomposition, vital.It tells me what we are, and what we are not.Of what exists when we observe.The imprint is me.
A recording made on any given morning. A 20-minute video showing the subtle erosion of the surface.
2020, video installation
[ SECOND SKIN ]
Collaboration with Guillermo Basagoiti Brown, for "En Expansión" 2019, lenticular print.
My work transcends disciplines, oscillating between theory and practice and between the tactile and the symbolic.Training as an anthropologist as well as that of a visual artist materialize in my works: highly manual, with a clear reference to crafts. The process of creating for me is a work of intimate research, looking for its external form. Experimenting with techniques that I don't know is the pathway to continue surprising myself and from there continue developing as an artist.Integrating anthropological perspectives (or even methodologies) in my work makes my projects gain depth and contextual relevance.
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Sana López Abellán