Matilde


 

 

Process Portfolio

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Curatorial Rationale

More about my work and experience in the IB Diploma Programme...

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I Don’t Know (March 2020)

Acrylic on wood 

60 cm diameter

We think we know, but I personally think we never really know if what we know is true as a fact. This piece represents how the infinity of knowledge in this universe shocks us and how new information surprises us. There is always space for being astonished by new information.  Becoming aware can be scary, but necessary and it’s something that time forces us to do, it’s the circle of life. The facial expression was greatly influenced by Edvard Munch’s painting The Scream.

 

 

Watch Me Dissolve (December 2019)

Digital representation of a drypoint print

42x29 cm

My intention was to address the idea of depression and suicide. I wanted to show how people might come to the brink of suicide and their soul is becoming gripped by depression but their mind wants to live. I chose to represent a black hole behind the figure, to represent the depth of this issue. The melting figure looks like it’s collapsing psychologically as he does not know his place in this society. The concept of “shrinking” is something I noticed also in Picasso and Edvard Munch’s paintings.

 

 

Fear? (October 2020)

Digital artwork

36x29cm

Recently I've been developing more fears; fears I never thought I would've had like airplanes; when they shake I honestly get a little nervous. 

The time I drew this piece it was a time where the airplane was really shaking so I started to reflect on the concept of fear, how it controls not only our physical reactions but also the psychological impact it has on us and society. The technique of layering colours is present only in the eyes and the composition is casual because it was made in a moment of fear.

 

 

Pop Face (October 2020)

Acrylic on canvas 

159x108 cm 

This piece has the purpose of putting the human mind in a place that gives them space to think: created by elusive effects, through the use of colors, the use of lines and “boundaries”. I was inspired by photographs I took this summer, the lines and repetition were the elements I was looking for.

Frank Stella, back in the 60s he used to make very static and simple pieces playing with colors, shapes and lines giving many effects and things to think about to the viewer.

Peach Head (February 2021)

Digital artwork 

42x29 cm

This piece was based on a picture of a girl with peach coloured hair and the sun on her face. 

The green sunglasses were not in the original picture but it gave to the piece some 60s vibes. One of my biggest inspirations for my art are very much the 60 and the 70s, years where the youth seemed desperate for freedom and peace. 

Barcelona (September 2020)

Digital artwork

40x29.5 cm

Colours hide deeper meaning and their union can give life to shapes that can be interpreted by the viewer. In this piece, layers of different colours come together to make a face. This work was based on a realistic image, a photo of me this summer, where heads and spirits flout in another dimension, where we have time to make our soul float in our thoughts and come to conclusions, or maybe not. Inspired by Andre Derain especially from his Portrait of Matisse.

Plate of Fruit or Not? (January 2021)

Acrylics on canvas 

159x108 cm

I started with my past pieces to experiment with the painting technique of layering colours to create the final face or portrait. I wanted to try to change the format and apply this painting technique on an object. In this case fruit, with fresh and bright colours contrasted by the blue background. This piece was inspired by Lesya Rygorchuck and Anna Songhust, for their perfect shading in the representation of objects.

Hippy Blues  (October 2020)

Digital artwork

42x27cm

Colours have different shades, every shade represents a different point of view.

With this piece I just wanted to deliver soft irrational vibes. The smoke just seems to complete the vibe and gives that hippy touch to the image, the glasses are a symbol of how he’s seeing the world from many different shades and considering all options, at the same time, taking his time and doing it his way. This piece wasn't inspired by any specific artist but rather from the general musical knowledge I have of the 70s.

 

 

One Tone (March 2021)

Ceramic, acrylic and wood  

50 x 50 x 12 cm

This punch was originally, just a simple punch. After several reflections and options, I decided to simply leave it a simple punch but give it the right attention and touch of art by levelling it up and colouring the entire structure in black. Modern artists such as Fabio Vale inspired me to take something simple and manage to make it original and give it personality.

 

 

Layer Dress (December 2020)

Fabric

151 x 50 x 36 cm 

This piece is an artistic outfit. The dress is sectioned in layers of denim jeans of different shades with a belt and neck made out of fake red leather. The concept is that many think that denim is just one thing, one color but it’s not. Life is one thing and we think we have it all clear in our head but we don’t. The technique and shape of the dress were all inspired by different fashion designers.