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torre del silencio Painting

Francisca Sosa López

United Kingdom

Painting, Gouache on Cardboard

Size: 24 W x 22 H x 2 D in

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Mixed media on discarded cardboard and paper. This piece was made during the Covid-19 lockdown. I started creating the base of my paintings out of discarded materials, trying to think about the concept of reconstruction. When circumstances change, how will we take the debris and re-build Venezuela?

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Painting:Gouache on Cardboard

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:24 W x 22 H x 2 D in

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My practice is based on the complicated relationship I have with my country. Reflecting on issues concerning Venezuela, I produce work based on my personal feelings, reactions, disappointments and affections to my country. I think about a memory or play a certain song that gives way to a particular feeling and I try to catch it through gestures and color. I use mark making to portray my instincts while writing letters gives me the space to organize my thoughts and share specific ideas. Moreover, the use of various surfaces allow me to use materiality as another form of expression. I shift from paper, to fabrics from home to more recently, creating surfaces from discarded material as an attempt to have a more sustainable practice whilst exploring the idea of reconstruction. The concept of making something beautiful from accumulated trash is a repeated action that I use as practice for when we can pick up the debris, and rebuild Venezuela.

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