VIEW IN MY ROOM
The En-Lighten project consists of a series of paintings and light installations conceived as an exercise of reflection on light within myself and upon the viewer. Ancient cultures from different latitudes recognized and singled out geometrical forms present in nature that were constant. This appears in Pre Columbian cultures such as the Mexica, the Chavín and the Quechua, from which I draw the inspiration to create pictorial works and mathematical configurations through the use of light looms. The hexagons that give shape to the cells in a honeycomb, the spirals of a shell and infinite series of circles that make up for a flower create the luminous landscapes, the fields of color define the shape of the light in my work. Modern science encodes a finding in the discovery of the golden number, letter or proportion: Thau, Phi, 1,6180339887498948…thus until dematerializing into mathematical forms and symbols with which the universe as we know it is constructed. It has been observed that the molecular forms that constitute the pilar of life sometimes encompass the same patterns identified in ancient cultures. And it is this very knowledge of sacred symbols and mathematical formulas that enabled, from the construction of many historical buildings like the great pyramids of Egypt, the Greek Parthenon, the intricate temples in Latin America and the iron skyscrapers in New York, to the crystal structures and the lithium of the digital era. The En- Lighten series is inspired in this system of universal design in which the creative energy is organized through natural geometrical patterns. This is a series of works, dynamic and 3D, that create a dialogue with the viewer’s vision. They come from the illusion that our very vision exists as a consequence of light. The pieces set out to alter the notions of light and volume in the perceptive experience. In this way, what is sensed is a group of floating objects that generate an infinite space of colors. As configurations or mandalas with rhythms and variations, they provoke in the beholder an inner dialogue. My aim is to drive the viewer into a state similar to the one experienced in meditation, to enable a state of amazement, to suspend temporarily the constant flow of information to gain awareness, even if only for a few seconds, of the wonder of existence.
Sculpture:Plexiglas on Wood
Size:39.5 W x 39.5 H x 1.5 D in
Ready to Hang:Not applicable
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Maria Bouquet is an Argentinean artist. Born and raised in Buenos Aires. She studied Art at the School of Fine Arts (UBA) and at Pratt Institute, New York. At Pratt, she got a Masters of Fine Arts. She graduated at the top of her class with honors. At Pratt, she was also part of the Provost Office’s Team for two years shaping and supporting all aspects of academic life with the aim of creating an inclusive and engaging environment to allow students and staff do their best work. Since then, she has worked as a light artist, painter and photographer. Some of her professional highlights have been participating in Critic and Analysis of Contemporary Art with Louise Bourgeois in New York and with Carlos Gorriarena in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Maria’s work has been showcased in major fairs, such as Art Basel Miami, AAF Contemporary Art Fair New York, The Other Art Fair by Saatchi Art, Dumbo, New York, World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank, Washington D.C., Museum of Contemporary Art Del Marco & Cecilia Caballero Gallery in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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