Galeria Llamazares. Gijon. Asturias. Spain
From 9 June – 9 July 2022
Performance ‘Road of Life’ interpreted by dancer Chus Jaén
About the EXHIBITION ‘Road of Life’:
The exhibition ‘Road of life’, presented at the Llamazares gallery, explores the visual and conceptual experience of the line as a metaphor for life, as the path we trace, the line that continues, separates and unites.
After several years of creating both two-dimensional and three-dimensional works in which metal, or rather the appearance of metal, was shown to us through many other materials, with which the artist explored autobiographical experiences through subtle oxidations generating luminous turquoise greens (‘Copper skin’/’Piel de Cobre’ series or ‘Oxide’/’Óxido’ series), Lerín uses a more diverse color palette in this exhibition, returning to the pictorial texture that has characterized her during her more than 20 years of profession.
Silvia Lerin’s works invite reflection, painting is for her a slow process and her textures are a good example of this, elaborated through transparencies and pictorial washes of numerous layers that make it a very personal texture since it is the time of the existence of the artist who has passed through them.
This exhibition overflowing with optimism and color refers us to life, the one that when we think it ends is when it begins.
About the PERFORMANCE ‘Road of Life’:
The choreography that Silvia Lerín has created for this exhibition represents the movement of the sensation of coming and going, of those paths that we take, and that in all of them, there is almost never time to meditate on our decisions.
Taking as referential moments the verticality of what exists, practically everything else is turning around. For the artist, this turn involves many sensations: non-meditation, introspection, and isolation, honesty, energy… a lot of energy.
The black color of the dancer’s outfit becomes the quintessential color of the abstraction of a line that draws itself in the exhibition space.
The performance will be carried out by Chus Jaén, a professional dancer, who trained and graduated in classical dance and Spanish dance in Madrid, currently dedicated to teaching classical and modern dance, among other disciplines.
The duration of the performance will be around 15 minutes.