Solo Show – Natalia Revilla
Opening: November 29th, until 27th December, 2013
On November 29th, artist Natalia Revilla presents her solo exhibition entitled “Lo invisible es un lugar” in Wu Gallery. The artist takes her eyes towards the common place, onto a territory that holds a nearly magic power both evocative and of symbolic transference of the distant, almost forgotten. The void becomes the great main character speaking to us by means of its absence, capable of bring back to us the reality of circumstances and crucial events of the past; a key piece for setting tales that narrate our identity and collective story.
Trough this works of art, it can be witnessed the personal fracture involved in the act of facing the violent transformation of places and landscapes that once were scenarios of meaningful experiences in the course of life. The destructions of these spaces, either for our intervention or depletion of natural resources, or explosions of violence to society, are part of a collective scale crisis, which does not stop to capture its mark on people through physical or imaginary injuries.
Given the remediless change of the spaces of our memories, it results touching, and even tragic, to verify that the memory holds on to these places, leaving from subtle to violent traces inside the human psyche. For even under the weight of destruction, we see that the magnetic aura from those spaces, far from vanishing is transformed into enigmatic and disturbing images that linger weaving the maps of our retrospective paths.
About the artist:
Natalia Revilla [Lima, 1981] graduated with a degree in painting from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. She has taken part in individual exhibits in Lima and Buenos Aires and in several collective shows that took place in Lima, Barcelona, Chicago, Córdoba and Santiago de Chile. Her work can be found in the collections of the Tama University of Arts, Japan and in the Florean Museum, Romania.
*fragments of text by Gabriela Manrique