From this Wednesday February 7th to Sunday, March 11th, Venezuelan artist Lucía Pizzani will be exhibiting at the 15th edition of ‘Zona Maco, Mexico Arte Contemporáneo‘, with a hybrid proposal of sculpture, performance and photography, curated by Kiki Mazzucchelli, in which she weaves historical narratives with fundamental concepts of body and genre.
Transformation and metamorphosis are the recurrent themes in Lucía Pizzani‘s work, with works in which the articulation of different materials plays an essential role in the construction of meanings. His presence in ZONAMACO SUR has been possible thanks to the joint effort of his gallery Cecilia Bruson Projects and Arts Connection Foundation, an institution based in the United States and dedicated to promoting Latin American art.
Thus, the public will find’ Límbica’, her new series of sculptures worked with the Terracotta, which in itself is loaded with historical and cultural references, transforming them into organic forms that allude to feminine forms. In the same way, the artist adds the feminine suffix to the title, an extension of the Spanish language in which the adjectives carry gender associated with them.
The textured surfaces stand out, whose patterns echo the textures of the skin and a mixture between animal and textile, transform the material, carrying out a kind of alchemy of genre. The title refers to the limbic brain, the so-called’ reptilian brain’. This is the part of the brain that dictates basic emotions and impulses, such as sex drive. The core of the body.
The sculptures will be accompanied by a series of photographs entitled ‘Pieles’, deepening the ambiguity of juxtaposing the sculptures and skin of the artist. The lines between these two are erased and the sculptures are returned to the body. However, despite the mixture and intention of almost fusing both materials, their contrast is key for the artist. “While the Terracotta is a durable material from which millennial pieces are preserved, the flesh and body are perishable. The quality of permanence of the sculptures contrasts with the impermanence of the body”, explained the artist.
There is also a second series of photographs entitled ‘Sagrarios’, in which the female body as a vehicle and recipient takes centre stage. Here, using the 19th century method of Wet Colodium, Pizzani has constructed images with African fabrics, whose vegetal patterns based on repetition are primary organic forms. “These species of seeds or cocoons have been assembled as small altars, sacred and pagan at the same time”, she said.
Lucía Pizzani (Venezuela, 1975). Lives and works in London. She has a degree in Social Communication (Universidad Católica Andrés Bello de Caracas). Certified in Conservation Biology by CERC at Columbia University (New York) and holds a Master’s degree in Fine Arts from Chelsea University of Art and Design (London). She has exhibited internationally in museums and galleries such as: Sala Mendoza, Museo Jacobo Borges, National Art Gallery, Espacio Monitor y Abra (Caracas), Casa de Egorn (Berlin), Cecilia Brunson Projects, Stephen Lawrence Gallery and Photofusion (London). Her works are present in important private and public collections in Latin America. For more information visit: http://www.luciapizzani.com/
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