CHARO DEL CURA (SP)
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Spanish artist, Charo del Cura, depicts suggestive and dream-like visions while exploring ceramics as a medium for painting.
The protagonists of her works are female figures situated in seemingly abstract but almost landscape-like surroundings.
The underlying material is terracotta formed into small plates, giving the paintings a substantial, material presence. The use of ceramic paint results in a limited colour scale.
Her pieces combine ceramics with a graphic, intaglio-like approach, working with surfaces and deep lines that appear almost engraved into the layers of colour.
A soft grey undertone emerges and plays an important part in the composition.
The pieces are characterized by a recurring motif of a subject diving into the unknown, freely surrendering itself to falling. The background is created out of abstract signs, marks and drops of colour, alluding to an imaginative, sensitive and non-material space ready to embrace the human subject.
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