Opening Reception: Wednesday, March 8 from 5-7PM
Javiera da Fonseca
“AURA” (A Mexican Experience)
March 8 - April 1, 2017
“An aura is a field of subtle, luminous radiation surrounding a person or object like the halo or aureola. It is said that all objects and all living things manifest such an aura.”
We live as if the world is some inert object from which we can subtract the resources we need for our commodities and needs, we are influenced by a society that thinks that productivity, profit and growth are the most important values to have a meaningful life, and from an all persuasive media that wants to sell us the idea that happiness and beauty are supposed to look and taste in certain way. All this ideas, images and values mediate in an implicit manner the way we relate our environment, making our actual relationship with the world one in which nature and all around us seems like simple stuff, a product for us to use.
In Javiera´s work the given suppositions that the world is devoid of meaning is challenged for a reality in which everything becomes alive and full of mystery. Her paintings give us the sense that there are places, things and beings that just reflect some inner states of who we are, that can captivate, enchant and fascinate us. That we are a dialogue, a story and when we find the scene for the plot, for the revelation of who we are, then we know that we have found something worth keeping, worth drawing, worth sharing. Something honest and true.
“Aura” reveals a connection with the intimate. Encounters with light and the uniqueness of each moment. Maybe that is why nature and architecture have become the artist biggest allies. She connects us to that primal sense, when the simple act of seeing or breathing near a palm tree were meaningful acts of reverence.
The Latin America landscapes presents themselves full of color in front of the espectador, talking about the moods of the artist in a period of her life living in Mexico, revealing auras or chroma vibrations. The discovery of new dimensions, new paths, or universe portals are constantly emerging and presenting themselves in this paintings as if something mysterious and profound was at times trying to be born.
Javiera paints not only places but moments. And when she is in the mist of it and the living creature be it a leaf, a sunset or a house comes to her attention, she feels a call to translate those particulars events were the whole world becomes an engagement of solitude and rapture, a reverence to stillness and an acknowledgment of the purity and truth in everything.
Master in Philosophy, Cosmology and Consciousness, CIIS.
Mexico City, 2017
Zipolite, 2017, Acrylic on Canvas, 18 1/2 x 26 inches
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