Perla Krauze 

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Topografías / Constelaciones, 2016
Le Laboratoire Gallery,
Mexico 

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"Stones of all sizes, crystals, roots, branches, flowers, pieces of wood, boxes, lengths of fabric or thread, sticks; unusual objects from everyday life—insignificant, precarious, commonplace things; they are large, midsized or small, personalized by the intervention of the artist who portrays them, draws them, tattoos them, paints them. “I perform this intervention to make them more my own, closer to me,” says Perla, as if she were extracting their essence, their secret, awakening their soul. And she does in fact animate them, filling them with imagination: cracks, scratches, dents, folds, prints; on the asphalt, walls, floorboards, patios, streets, sidewalks. She makes imprints of the traces left on them by everyday use, revealing things we don’t see because they don’t strike us as transcendent, but which do retain memory nonetheless: a memory that can be recorded, revealed, traced, recycled, reproduced in molds from other materials (fiberglass, resin, clay, porcelain, aluminum, lead..."

 

Esther Seligson