MAXIMUM ABSTRACTION IN ITS MINIMUM EXPRESSION

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A succession of photographs of brain tissue seen through an optical microscope, combined with photographs of the artist’s own blood, and images of the ink of the Bic pen. Once again, the artwork is approached from a biological axis, to reflect on thought itself, based on its scientific foundation. The nearly abstract drawings that are generated out of the morphologies and colors of brain cells when observed through a microscope represent a material conceptualization of thought, which allows us to reflect on it in an abstract way. The work takes on an autobiographical dimension, and becomes an abstraction of the artist herself, exhibiting representations of her own blood. The pen appears once again, this time observed from its minimal units of composition, and merged with the brain images. A discourse is interwoven between the two types of images, in which thoughts about the pen are intertwined with the pen itself.

 

The photographs, printed on glass, successively reveal the images, constructing a three-dimensional imagery. The overexposure of the forms generates new imaginaries of the brain structures, combining characteristics of different areas of the brain, creating an abstraction of thought that combines the functions of all its parts.

 

In addition, in this succession of glass panels, asemic scripts constructed with systems developed by the artist are engraved. In some cases, drawings of the different types of neuronal cells constitute the minimal unit of meaning of this writing with no specific semantic content. In other cases, segments of neurotransmitter structures are used to generate a new code. In this type of writing, a void of meaning emerges, which the viewer himself must interpret and complete. Once again, the artist works on abstraction, based on the very abstraction of writing itself, in which the real importance lies on the system of codes and signifiers which refers to the biological aspect of thought.

 

The three-dimensional and successive structure of the work allows multiple points of view. Depending on where the viewer is positioned, a different perception will be achieved. The light coming from the lower part of the work generates a solemn aura and light effects, which vary with the movement of the public. This is a work that can be toured, to assimilate different meanings, depending on the point of view that is discovered through the movement of the viewer.