Home is pleased to be exhibiting work by Graziela Guardino next month. Join us for opening drinks on Wednesday the 19th July.
“ Graziela’s work starts from the deconstruction of linen, re-signifying the support and materiality of both the painting and textile works. In this sense, the artist takes the opposite path expected for the construction of the two works: instead of adding layers, she removes them.
Her experimentation with colour, form, material, and composition transform the idea of weaving from a two-dimensional element to an architectural component that challenges the limits, not only of the support, but also of space. Her lines seem to always be unconsciously testing the boundaries between the object and the work of art.
It is in this unraveling of the wefts that the artist’s work reveals itself. Guardino’s woven paintings-sculptures are the result of experimentations and studies of materials forming a unique visual language of minimalist abstraction. They are based on deconstruction to expand new possibilities of reading about reconnection, the feminine, and ancestry.
Graziela does not renounce the knowledge of the mystic process associated with textile work. In contrast, she freely incorporates her inquiries, regarding this support and the interpretations, into the contemporary art world, in the sense that it still succinctly conjures up in our imaginary. Unaware of its subordinate condition, it produced systematic abstract composition long before suprematism, a knowledge that inscribes concrete and conceptual intangible symbols. Graziela retraces our way of thinking about this construction, from ancestral to contemporary”.
Carolina Lauriano, Curator
Pictured is Divide Light If You Dare, 2021, acrylic on Belgian linen.