TOBA Gallery

acrylic and oil on canvas / acrylique et huile sur toile, 2017

Mexico DF, Mexique

The fragility of objects lies in their structure; we order concrete forms around us to communicate our needs. Despite it all, life is more like a Mikado game, where learning how to take pieces from their designated place, without being affected by what comes later, relies in the ability to control the movements with which we touch something physical and the coordination we do it with.

In the exhibit at TOBA Gallery, as in life, the spaces and their context affect us, as much as we have an effect on them. Energy, tension, animadversion, care, brittleness, velocity. We always need a place of refuge to prop our emotions and, usually, the physical space that we take in the world helps us identify what we consider important and what vanishes about us.

The radical aspect of material objects, taken to a deeper level, is that sometimes they become an extension of ourselves and when we take everything that is useless of a materially perfect life, it may even lose its imperfection. It is in that dialogue, between change and loss, that the beauty of things acquires value.

Text by Enriqueta Arias for justapoz : www.juxtapoz.com