For the second project of 36.1 we are proud to present a selection of works by the Cuban contemporary artist Laura Carralero.
Laura Carralero uses the notion of architecture as ideas expressed in forms. In her work, she reinterprets architectural spaces and decontextualizes them, transforming them into unique structures. By generating immediate spaces whose qualities manifest ambiguous scenes, the individual elements seem to be involved in their own particular story.
Laura Carralero’s new series of painting draws from a variety of influences while staying true to her unique interpretation of historic sources and architectures. How is the unchanging, the eternal to be represented? Russian icons, their unflinching adherence to tradition and continuity, are one inspiration, adapted and transformed of course. The slight modernist aesthetic twist – another historical source - delivers a humorous nod to the construction of human proportions, while still taking seriously the deep time of canon and history.
“I search for the symbolism of sacred places represented in the frescoes and icons of the middle ages, the functionality of its architectural elements and its transcendental qualities.“ - Laura Carralero