LUCIANA GOMEZ talks about her art
Luciana Gomez / Modus Gallery
It was the Impulse and the curiosity to discover the inner universe, which led me to explore the connection that exists between nature and our own body. The need to understand the changes and metamorphoses that all of us unconditionally experience in our lives. I question the mutable and non-permanent character of things, the ephemeral in everyday life, as well as bodies and the spaces. I am interested in water, earth, life cycles cycles, and all the organisms and cells inhabiting our body.
My works usually start with an outline of the pencil silhouette on colored backgrounds. I use acrylic or synthetic enamel, I draw the subject with ballpoint pens, spontaneously and gradually, creating multiple layers. These gestural elements give volume to the figures, and the composition emerges step by step, kind of improvised. My paintings create a visual game of lights and shadows. They’re some sort of optical illusions; when observed from afar they show a figure, when observed closely they reveal an entire world.
Luciana Gomez / Modus Art Gallery