Muestra N° 1, Serie Papeles

Susmar

Year:

2017

Media:

Collage on wallpaper, ink and color pencils

Size (cm):

32 x 40 x 1

London 2019
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Biography

I was born in Venezuela, where I got a Master on Fine Arts in 2003 at UNEARTES (former IUESAPAR), and later in 2006, at the Central University of Venezuela. I have participated in several group exhibitions, shows and biennials. Among them could name: Raw Art Singapore (2011), Salon of contemporary drawing in Lyon (2015), the Drawing Triennial Tallinn (2015), and Drawing Biennial of Saint Laurent (2016).
There are two elements that come recurrently on my work, one of them is the physical properties of paper and the other is time consuming dainty details.
Both are related to my real concern: how figurative drawings brings a bunch of meanings when we change the context, and how this process is about the way we filter the information trough diverse parameters of our own choosing.

Project

The incisions engraved on wallpaper pieces create empty spaces and it is there where we discover some imaginary creatures: All of them constitute the «Papers» series, which in synthesis, is a sort of personal bestiary. A wallpaper sample of the 80's is the basis of this series which plays with the meddling of colorful "bugs" over a "demodé" aged style background.
The medieval bestiaries have been a source of inspiration not only for this series, but also for the "Orquideario" series, where decoration is influenced by the backgrounds used in the miniatures works of the middle age.
Orquidiario is a series composed by seventeen sheets of paper: in each one of them we discover creatures with an orchid head and the body of a chimera or medieval type monster. Likewise its name, it is a mixture between the orchid’s scientific name and the animal to which it alludes.
About Orquidearium Private live (room project):
Some years ago I began a long romance with orchids: they gave me inspiration when imagination does not want to take off and I have had a lot of research work when I thought they were an easy subject.
To celebrate his fidelity, I would like to propose the private room project with some drawings of orchid specimens made by myself. In my readings on the pollination of the orchids I learned that many species are characterized by zoophilia, so could we have a better background to see orchids and pollinators than a hotel room? No panic, it is not about seeing them in action or any explicit relationship between plants and insects, it is more about exposing the "imagined" species that pollinate and those that are pollinated. For this, I will use small and medium boxes, some old books and also drawings made in old samples of wallpaper. My work is composed basically of drawings in acrylics and inks and finally collages. On a bed would be placed some boxes species of orchids(the drawings are actually inside) and some would be exposed on the wall. Then on the walls, in the drawers and on the tables, the animals that pollinate. It is important to note that these are imaginary flowers and animals. Most of the artworks are medium format, the largest one would be 50x50 cm. Some works are already done, others are still to be done: the book-floor project is in process of execution. With this project I would invite the public to an intimate and imaginary evening between orchids and animals.