to Jun 27 | ART EXHIBIT | “Placeless” by Elena Valsecchi | Alcantara | FREE
Elena Valsecchi is a local artist originally from Italy. Her work has been displayed in many places, among them Italy, Portugal, France, Belgium, Chile, Peru, and Argentina. Here’s how Elena describes her new show at Manchas de Tinta:
“Images of shadows, reflections, puppets, collected over the years without a conscious reason, in physical sites that refer to other realities and times, give rise to a pictorial and spatial reflection within the broad theme of the double and, more specifically, in its most ancestral, folkloric and magical aspects. From the Latin word alter, other, a projection that, by questioning our perception of reality, leads us to glimpse other dimensions, in which the questions of ‘place’ and ‘time’ become confused and can only be defined by their negations.
‘Placeless’ is also the space chosen for the exhibition: a structure raised above another physical place, no longer a bookstore, nor gallery, nor place, and at the same time part and whole of all these dimensions. Paintings are suspended in the void, thus enhancing the desired sense of indeterminacy.”
What Elena said.