Galerie Fontana invites you the opening of the first solo exhibition at our gallery by our young talent Julia Aurora Guzmán on Saturday 6 April 2019.
During the recent Van Nelle Art Rotterdam fair, Julia Aurora Guzmán (1993), presented a mixed media of sculptures and installations that play with the audience’s perception of immensity. Her work, now more elaborated in a solo context, interweaves various dimensions of support systems as found throughout architecture, methods of display, social dynamics, and mental processes, and re-contextualize them into abstract works of art.
How can an artwork represent a body in continuous adaptation, transformation, and gradual understanding? Balancing the industrial and the hand-crafted, Amsterdam-based Dominican artist Julia Aurora Guzmán explores this question and the boundaries of self-support and its precariousness, as a concept.
She concretizes this via sculptural interpretations of emotional structures she experiences within herself and those she’s surrounded by, while using architectural references; the primary foundation of support we create for ourselves.