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DOIZ: AQUÍ NADA SE TIRA NOTHING GETS THROWN AWAY HERE

In the work of Doiz, actions in places with certain inherent characteristics that define, delimit and in turn enrich her work, are mixed with the opportunities or challenges of doing so in typical white cube spaces (gallery or trade fair stand). In the latter, Doiz has to adapt her pictorial work to an unreal decor and not upset it, not to be artificial, as her work is rather well defined with a few and simple additions as in a place with preexisting elements. In those aforementioned “recreations” or neutral places where Doiz has created a pictorial installation from scratch, the real and fiction are mixed in a very natural way. The different places where Doiz has worked range from an abandoned bus in a village in Navarra, the office of her gallery owner and even the house of a collector, where she was invited to participate and ended up painting... to the piano of the owner of the house. There is an exception to the rule: her home. From time to time and when there was no other alternative, Doiz painted the space that she inhabited and ended up being

overwhelmed. In her search for a comfortable sum of reality and unreality, this formula failed for the artist herself in her home. The work of Miren Doiz – inhabited painting, as Pablo Flórez rightly called it – opens up the base based on definitive, flashes of brushstrokes, patches of colour of an indefinite span ending in a precise limit, splattered and dots of Sellotape, lino and other ephemeral materials that the artist selects carefully and delicately, compared to the untidy and chaotic appearance of the result. Doiz dresses the banal, aseptic and recognisable of a room with a personal layer of colours to turn it into a type of perfectly controlled accident, where nothing is scattered by chance. It is impossible to confuse her work with fashionable interior designs for magazines, quite to contrary: Who has done this? Who was it? Who dared to? It was Doiz, injecting life to what the space had inspired in her to a greater or lesser extent. It is obvious that photography is important in Doiz’s work; given the fleeting nature of many of

Miren Doiz. Boceto para la instalación en las salas del MUICO / Sketch for the installation at MUICO, Madrid, 2011. Collage, 21 x 29 cm

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