Solo Show – Alina Canziani
Opening : March 14th, until April 5th, 2013.
Next Thursday , March 14th , Wu Gallery presents the most recent work of the renowned sculptor Alina Canziani. With Reinos de Lesa Natura the artist returns to the local art scene after a seven year absence, since the transcendental ontological exhibit she presented in the exhibition hall of ICPNA in 2006.
In Reinos de Lesa Natura, the artist turns her view to the vegetal realm and develops symbols that evoke directly their life generating capacity, by taking the image of the seed as a starting point, that reproductive unit which character celebratory character helps then elaborate an organic imaginary linked with the creation and a much stronger bond with nature.
By using materials as resin, wood, stone and cooper, Alina Canziani tackles a subject of great current relevance, as the respect for the earth and its fertility in between discussions of the purity of the seeds and the introduction of transgenic species. With her usual sharpness, the artist translates these concerns and turns them sculptural metaphors of excellent craftsmanship.
About the artist:
Alina Canziani’s [1960, Lima – Peru] work is among the most bold sculptural approaches of Peruvian plastic arts. Her creative process reaches investigations about the relationship between people and nature, people and their bodies and other bodies. In the beginning of the 80’s she decided to leave PUCP’s Arts Faculty to pursue an independent education. Canziani has participated in the II Havana Biennial (1986), I Ibero American Biennial of Lima (1997), I y II National Biennial of Lima (1998, 2001), as well as many solo and grupal shows in así como en numerosas exposiciones individuales y colectivas en el Museo de la Nación, el Museo Pedro de Osma, el Museo de Arte Italiano, la sala Luis Miro Quesada Garland de la Municipalidad de Miraflores y el Centro Cultural de España, entre otros. En el 2006, presentó una importante muestra antológica en la Galería Germán Krüger Espantoso del Instituto Cultural Peruano-Norteamericano.