Colombian artist Rosario López travels far and wide to experience unique locations. In many of which, nature is raw and rugged and the impact of geology and geography is imprinted in striking formations. The wall sculptures, drawings and photograph in this show, from the series ‘La Tierra Importa’ (Land Matters, 2017), are the result of the artist’s time spent in Cape Raoul, Tasmania. Rooted in exploring ‘territory’ as a theme in her work, Lopez studies her area of choice closely, deconstructing her subject in order to reach its essence. The black and white photograph of Cape Raoul on display stands as a testament to her source, setting a reference and encasing visual details, but also hinting at the invisible conditions and influences at different scales that shape it (weather, plate tectonics, flora and fauna). In the case of the works in ‘The Absence of Landscape’, her process results in felt and iron wall sculptures and drawings where contour lines and spaces prevail.
- Camila Belchior
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