Luz Angela Lizarazo brings family space to Vietnam
By My Tran in HCMC
Colombian artist Luz Angela Lizarazo, on Thursday opened ‘Irregular Hexagon: Colombian Art in Residence’ at San Art, expressing her view on the feminine condition, the fragility of life, vulnerability and the need for protection.
|A work by Luz Angela Lizarazo yesterday on display at San Art in District 1 - Photo: Courtesy of San Art|
The show features the artist’s drawings, objects and installations, creating a cozy family space with crafts traditionally associated with women like sewing or knitting, images such as flowers and birds, jewelry techniques like lost-wax casting and delicate materials like porcelain, glass, gauze and human hair. But her images, paradoxically, are not ‘feminine’ in the stereotyped sense of the term, instead are deeply disturbing and not complacent.
In her more recent works that will feature in ‘Irregular Hexagon’ style, Lizarazo creates drawings based on the intricate patterns of gratings used to protect windows and doors; these forms are blown up to architectural proportions with stencils and applied to walls, or used in windows to create interplays of light and shadow; sometimes collecting actual gratings and piecing them together into large sculptural objects.
The exhibition consists of six distinct one-person exhibitions of artists from Colombia, which are hosted by six institutions, located in places as diverse as Morocco, Israel, Australia, Turkey, Singapore and Vietnam. Each artist does a three-week residency at two of the spaces, and each space hosts two artists over the course of a year.
Lizarazo was born in 1966, Bogota, Colombia where she currently lives and works. She is a PhD graduate in Fine Arts from Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France. She has given many solo and group exhibitions in Spain, Columbia, the U.S. and France.
The show runs until August 16 at San Art, 3 Me Linh Street in District 1.