ISABEL ALONSO VEGA
Born in Madrid in 1969. Currently living and working between Madrid and Berlin.
Her research is based on the attempt to give shape to the intangible. Ephemeral solids are fluctuating in crystalline cases as if they were insects in an entomologist collection. By painting on several layers of translucent materials, Isabel Alonso Vega creates sculptures depicting a single frame of a transformation, giving physical stance to an abstract phenomenon. Her sculptures are not forced into a static nature. Their form and dynamicity is continuously changing according to the light and the perspective from which they are observed. Just as silent and morphing clouds, fluctuating in a space carved only by light.
Her work focuses on the intent of reversing the relationship between form and content: giving physical structure to ephemeral objects, she uses paint as if she was crafting stone.
Isabel Alonso Vega is able to stress out the continuity between tradition both iconographical and cronological- and contemporary art. She applies archetypical figures and traditional techniques to contemporary languages, studying the possibility of representing, with a universally understandable vocabulary, the evanescent present reality.
Born in Madrid in 1984. Currently living and working in Madrid.
Mar Hernández investigates the transformations of inner and domestic spaces, establishing memory as a link between the physical and mental spheres. Her body of works is developed between drawing and mural intervention where the artist tries to embody the remains of the places where she works.
The work is always undertaken with profound respect of that same state of abandonment that it is fighting. The mural intervention is voluntarily ephemeral and also in its formal shape it tries to be as least invasive as possible, finding inspiration in the restoration rigatino technique. Part of the mural is later preserved with the strappo technique, torn between self-preservation and the will of surrendering to abandon.
The two-dimensional works spring from the encounter between drawing and photography: the digital reproduction has not only the function of preliminary investigation, it represents also the simulacrum of the space itself, that the artist is able to save at the end of the artistic act, when the vacuum becomes once again the main character.
In the work of Mar Hernández the void is glorified trough the complete absence of any reference to the human figure. Only the objects remain, voiceless witnesses of their anthropomorphic doubles.