IVANA LARROSA. Numinosas.
Ivana Larrosa. Numinosa 3, 2014. Reproduccción gliclée sobre papel fine art Hanhemüle Photo Rag . 80×100 cm. Ed. 5
Numinosas is the first solo exhibit of the photographer IVANA LARROSA (Logroño, La Rioja, 1975) at the Sicart Gallery, after having participated in October 2011 at the group exhibition VILAFRANCA CONTEMPORÀNIA. Tell me that You love me Even If it’s True.
Numinous is a series of portraits of baroque style. The faces of the religious have been modeled with stone, dated between XII and XV centuries, from the cloister where they live.
In ‘Numinous’ I wanted to explore my encounter with this religious universe of difficult accessibility. Upon discovering the beauty and antiquity of the cloister where the religious woman lived, I felt an instant connection between them and the space. I realized the sisters had become the space itself. I wanted to recreate that world I imagined with hidden and eroded personalities fusing flesh and stone.
I believe art is not founded on a specific technique, I believe it has to do with the symbolic properties presented by objects or materials and the relationships it finds with the context they inhabit. Some of the conceptual strategies that I utilize have to do with with the body as an object of study and as a medium, and with the notion of time.
I frequently work between the contemporary and the classic. I try to give life to issues of collective memory that seem to be buried but they have never ceased to exist and are part of the portrait of our time.
From May 24th to July 26th 2014.
Opening, Saturday May 24th at 7 pm