Mixed technique (acrylic, pastel and charcoal) and collage
Not for sale
ABOUT THE WORK
Material: Paper,paper tape,organic materials
"Afundando / Sinking" is part of "Liquid Societies" series - a title adopted from the collection of articles by Umberto... Read More
"Afundando / Sinking" is part of "Liquid Societies" series - a title adopted from the collection of articles by Umberto Eco with the same name and inspired by Bauman's studies, started in 2016 with the beginning of the Middle East refugee crisis - a theme that, at the being developed, led to countless other references of contemporary society today: fast, fragile, hallucinating and hallucinating, of changing values.
In "Afundando / Sinking", Beatriz focuses on the dramatic news shared by the media showing bodies of refugees hitting the coast trying to cross the Mediterranean towards Europe - in direct parallelism with the sinking of these war-torn cultures and the values of those who should support them. At the same time, reference is made to iconoclastic ideals, associated with the sinking of history and truth.
Keeping the language of Drawing as central, this is the first line of works in which Beatriz highlights the language of collage, increasing the dramatic character of the scenes and the fragility of the results, of the support - in a direct allegory to the fragility of the systems, of the same so easily corrupted.
It is from this ease in the unpredictable manipulation of what is considered certain that the proposed exercise starts: the destruction of the finished, the correct and the safe, the references and the intelligible; biased adaptation and translation; the formatting by the example of the ideal as the only viable form - questions that have been worked on, sometimes to the point of exhaustion, resulting in a departure from the context and content and an approximation of the abstract and liquidity of Contemporary Art itself.