Cristina Iglesias

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Gloria Moure
Distributed Art Pub Incorporated, 2009 - Art - 220 pages
Cristina Iglesias (1956, San Sebastián) belongs to a generation of artists who have transformed the concept of sculpture since the 1980s. Her work links the tradition of sculpture as an autonomous object and the aim of fragmenting and enlivening architecture,environments and suspended elements. Cristina Iglesias while providing the sensation of experiencing spaces as yet another element of her works.In her poetics this Spanish artist combines her contemporaneity supported by her interest in the limits of traditional techniques developed by Arte Povera with her profound roots in the baroque tradition and its compositional instability, shifting displacement and diverse atmospheres. The artist challenges the idea of representation by means of an aesthetic vocabulary based on the use of varied materials (concrete, alabaster, resin, iron, glass, sometimes combined with plant motifs such as bamboo and dead leaves) and techniques (bas-relief, tapestry and large-format silkscreen on silk and copper) in which the boundary between illusion and reality disappears. For this occasion, we have selected a body of works that exemplify the special use of space and architectural structures that the artist uses to compose her stimulating environments and suspended elements.

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