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The work of Inês Vasquez, which has a strong connection to the questions of environmental preservation, is manifested through organic and primitive shapes by evoking the elegance of the rhythms and the simple, but sharp, ways of nature. In this way, we are transported to a world of opposite forces : on one hand the own will of the materials and their own esthetic values , on the other, the human and artistic intervention while actively and critically exploring the limits and the sensorial virtues of the materials themselves. The action of the artist on the big wooden blocks takes on a visceral role of connecting the human primitivism with the savage world of the Nature untouched by the mankind which has only been altered by the uncontrollable agents and forces of Nature itself. Formal Simplicity, such as the exploration of the fragile balance between the organic and the geometric, the negative and the positive, the spontaneous and the ponderated, all of this comes together as an answer to the search of a primitive sculpture and art based on touch instead of visuality, coming from a fierce and instinctive expressivity.

The choice of Iron as a support for artistic exploration and as a sustainable and recyclable material, like wood, make straight the artist’s position when it comes to the subject of environment. Her position on the topic of unrestrained exploitation of natural resources through her intentional choices on the creative process and on the formal level is given importance in the current exhibition, where the artist takes on a role of intimate activism which is indivisible and it’s connected to the masterpieces, in which you can distinguish the paths of the artist’s hands, the shapes, the textures and the organic abstractions created by her while at the same time being able to see the natural flaws from the wood, assumed as a virtue of esthetic interest by hiding nothing and revealing everything.

Mariana Petra Mendes

The work of inês vasquez  

The work of Inês Vasquez, which has a strong connection to the questions of environmental preservation, is manifested through organic and pr...

The work of inês vasquez  

The work of Inês Vasquez, which has a strong connection to the questions of environmental preservation, is manifested through organic and pr...

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