La sombra encendida

Carla Grunauer

Gilda Lavia Gallery (Rome) is pleased to host La sombra encendida the first solo exhibition in Italy by the Argentine artist Carla Grunauer curated by Tiago de Abreu Pinto, which will open on Wednesday September 28 at 6 pm.

The exhibition will include a selection of works created specifically for this project, and other recent works.

Her work investigates through drawing and painting, figurations that circulate along a path of free associations and mental spaces, where architectural forms, abstractions and icons coexist.

 As the curator Tiago de Abreu Pinto writes in the text accompanying the exhibition, imagining a hypothetical direct conversation with the artist:

“There begins to be a situation more related to the vegetal, with the idea of ​​ruin, as a context of something that dies to be born. It would be something between the archaic and what could be the future, in the same context of decadence, so to speak” and “The imagery oscillates between a provincial surrealism and an expressionism typical of the local geography, a jungle of a sort. Most of them are scenes that generate tension or shock, with characters disconnected from the world to which they belong. The body becomes a representation of the sinister or the displaced daily life. Subjective eclecticism, abundance of mythological themes, iconographic references and a taste for the fragmentary”.