Instituto de Visión

Contact: Beatriz López
Carrera 23 # 76-74 Bogotá, Colombia / 88 Eldridge Street, Nueva York, Estados Unidos.

Desire appears suddenly

On this occasion, Instituto de Visión brings together an exhibition that invites us to think about intimacy, the body, and eroticism from the perspective of two powerful Latin American artists, Karen Lamassonne and Aurora Pellizzi.

Pellizzi's work combines formal precepts of painting and sculpture with craft techniques. His practice is based on pre-industrial textile processes and materials, from natural dyeing to backstrap weaving. The fiber is used both as a pictorial field and materialization of the subject it represents.

Lamassonne proposes a series of autobiographical photographs, portraying his body and reflecting on the public and private space, mainly questioning the territory of the intimate.

Contact

Galeria
INSTITUTO DE VISIÓN
Beatriz López
Omayra Alvarado
Karen Abreu
María Paula Bastidas
Carrera 23 # 76-74 Bogotá, Colombia / 88 Eldridge Street, Nueva York, Estados Unidos.
+576013226703
Karen Lamassonne
El justo y el pecador , 2022
Photography / Digital printing on Hahnemuhle ultrasmooth paper 305gr.
25 x 17 cm

Artist review

Her work is always autobiographical. Lamassonne illustrates her surroundings and emotions. Her creative drive is the necessity to communicate sensations when confronting with life’s natural beauty along with it’s passionate experiences. Always looking for what is “surreal” in every day in what is familiar, thus discovering concerns deep within emotions in relation to memory, life and death, revealing a sentimental itinerary of dreams and desires.

About the artist
Aurora Pellizzi
Rising, 2020
Naturally dyed wool hooked and embroidered agave fiber structure
200 x 200 cm

Artist review

Aurora Pellizzi’s object-images are the result of painstaking labor, composed of thousands of small repeated gestures, much like the precise pencil drawings by Vija Celmins representing waves, or the exacting renderings of lines and grids on canvas by Agnes Martin. Her subject, the female body, is always in the presence of another though hidden current which is patience itself—the patience to which a woman is bodily subjected, from procreation to birth and breast-feeding. This lends the images a masterfully contained and rechanneled force resembling rage that ripples through the surface of the square renderings.

About the artist
Karen Lamassonne
Untitled (autorretrato), 2022
Photography / Digital printing on Hahnemuhle ultrasmooth paper 305gr.
30x20 cm

Artist review

Her work is always autobiographical. Lamassonne illustrates her surroundings and emotions. Her creative drive is the necessity to communicate sensations when confronting with life’s natural beauty along with it’s passionate experiences. Always looking for what is “surreal” in every day in what is familiar, thus discovering concerns deep within emotions in relation to memory, life and death, revealing a sentimental itinerary of dreams and desires.

About the artist
Aurora Pellizzi
Reposada , 2020
Naturally dyed wool hooked and embroidered on agave fiber structur
100 x 100 cm

Artist review

Aurora Pellizzi’s object-images are the result of painstaking labor, composed of thousands of small repeated gestures, much like the precise pencil drawings by Vija Celmins representing waves, or the exacting renderings of lines and grids on canvas by Agnes Martin. Her subject, the female body, is always in the presence of another though hidden current which is patience itself—the patience to which a woman is bodily subjected, from procreation to birth and breast-feeding. This lends the images a masterfully contained and rechanneled force resembling rage that ripples through the surface of the square renderings.

About the artist
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