Collagistas #6 My talk

05 – 08 September 2019

My life is a collage.

When I decided to make a personal presentation, I really didn’t know what I was getting into. It has been a long process of reflection about my artistic work.

„One is only what one is“, says the poet. And so is it.

I remember myself as a girl who cut magazines to create new worlds. She created characters that did not end on paper and became  actors of flesh and blood in three-dimensional spaces.

The reflexion process before the presentation, made me see myself from a different point of view, here some notes of I found…

  • The need for using a personalised inner visual language to express and to communicate our most urgent belief, emotions and  ideas is not something new at all.  The human being has always used the visual language as means of communication. Nor is it essentially an intellectually inspired form of art, although concepts and ideas play  a very important part on it. It is essential to drive that primitive-creative urge that needs to communicate symbols as meanings and way to contact different realities.
  • The human unconscious naturally functions in a symbolic way, throwing images over our surface-consciousness, dream imagery, that we are often unable to decipher logically.
  • I mean by abstraction the subjective emotional response towards an idea. Abstraction can be viewed as a process which plays a crucial role in the spectator ’s experiencing art. I’m concerned with the life of the imagination and the metamorphosis occurring between the shifting layers of reality and the subconscious: symbols.
  • Evoking by association the unlocking doors of the collective world, lead first to the macrocosm, a general communicative universe and then to the primeval memories where the mysteries, secrets and fears of humanity are, I bring out  personal memories and sensibilities though a work of art that receive an inner response from the viewer.
  • It is an exercise in getting back to the basics through the imagined  encounters, An artist in the  labyrinth, that sometimes could seem to address isolation but once one had penetrated the rim realises that the journey  is the only route that leads to the centre.
  • The viewer’s eyes firstly construct the object. There is always a situation that allows natural forces and processes to complete the piece . From one viewer to the next, each perception is unique and different, as is the nature of our perception. I define art as part of the realm of experience, we can assume that after a receptor of the piece of art, the viewer,  looks at the piece he  or she brings his own meaning in form of memories and symbols that could or not be related to the ones the artist used. In tis way the bridge between them has been built.
  • To the question that an image often is be more expressive than a logically formulated message, I believe is possibly because the relation between the image and its symbolic meaning is less defined and more free because relates to personal memories. So that an image leaves much larger margin for subjective elaboration than a verbal statements does. This is possibly  because  an image taps large reservoirs of primitive and personal symbols, sensed and imagined meanings which have many paths into human experience. Also an image is a trigger of a memory, that could have never been quite integrated into formal language.  When a particular idea becomes too abstract, finally assumes the control of the discourse, and suppresses other rational motivations, becoming alive among limitations.