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Please find here the approved applications to the Social Art Award 2021 – New Greening. The open call was closed on 1 May.

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Imaginary Territories
by Luisa Prestes
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Title:
Imaginary Territories

Author:
Luisa Prestes

Description:
In 2019 I took a dive in the language of painting that originated the series called Imaginary Territories in which I develop a slow compositional process, trying to balance geometric solids of intense colors, at the end overlapped by the representation of a plant popularly known by its medicinal properties. The motivation behind these works is, through the structure of the geometric shapes that suggest tridimensional spaces, to create a symbolic space of sustainability, cure and respect to the subjectivities sensible to the forces and forms of nature. The creation of spaces of resistance through natural and ancestral knowledge. The valorization of forms of existence beyond the rationality of the contemporary capitalist world. This series of paintings unfolded other experiments of breathing spaces apart from the daily life ruled by the logic of production. Recently I’ve been dismantling these solids into more fluid compositions where I still flirt with the notion of symbolic spaces, until getting to the total dilution of the form. Those are paintings such as ‘Crazy Horse Dreams its Destiny’ and ‘I’ll go just like Crazy Horse’. Paintings created from the intersection of the narrative of a premonitory dream of a young Lakota warrior who, in the XIX century, fought to preserve the life of his people. Emphasizing once more the fundamentality of preserving the intuitive ancestral knowledge for a fulfilled and healthy life. Art is a safe space for experimenting our utopies, connecting people with similar languages and dreams. That alone helps us in the imagining our future. Hopefully a more natural and fair one.
Description:
In 2019 I took a dive in the language of painting that originated the series called Imaginary Territories in which I develop a slow compositional process, trying to balance geometric solids of intense colors, at the end overlapped by the representation of a plant popularly known by its medicinal properties. The motivation behind these works is, through the structure of the geometric shapes that suggest tridimensional spaces, to create a symbolic space of sustainability, cure and respect to the subjectivities sensible to the forces and forms of nature. The creation of spaces of resistance through natural and ancestral knowledge. The valorization of forms of existence beyond the rationality of the contemporary capitalist world. This series of paintings unfolded other experiments of breathing spaces apart from the daily life ruled by the logic of production. Recently I’ve been dismantling these solids into more fluid compositions where I still flirt with the notion of symbolic spaces, until getting to the total dilution of the form. Those are paintings such as ‘Crazy Horse Dreams its Destiny’ and ‘I’ll go just like Crazy Horse’. Paintings created from the intersection of the narrative of a premonitory dream of a young Lakota warrior who, in the XIX century, fought to preserve the life of his people. Emphasizing once more the fundamentality of preserving the intuitive ancestral knowledge for a fulfilled and healthy life. Art is a safe space for experimenting our utopies, connecting people with similar languages and dreams. That alone helps us in the imagining our future. Hopefully a more natural and fair one.

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