lunes, 5 de septiembre de 2016

NATASHA PERDOMO: Astral Projections




La serie Astral Projection son pinturas en acrílico sobre lienzo, de pequeño y mediano formatos, que guardan cierta conexión con estilos modernistas tempranos como el Impresionismo, el Simbolismo y el Neo-romanticismo. Natasha Perdomo expresa su mundo interior desde un punto de vista místico, al tiempo que se proyecta como una mujer contemporánea que enfrenta un contexto social y emocional similar al que inspiró a los maestros para crear sus sobrecogedores paisajes. Pero ella se centra en su propia realidad contemporánea para reflejar de manera sutil estos tiempos caóticos de política engañosa y economías inestables.

La era posmoderna y la "globalización" que siguió trajo nuevos conceptos y herramientas para tratar de racionalizar las sociedades desarrolladas. Natasha toma como antídoto la técnica de los viejos maestros: una espiritualidad profunda encapsulada en grandes masas de color y formas que implican una contradictoria y dramática relación entre los elementos naturales, en un ambiente sombrío. Es precisamente su manejo de  una amplia gama de matices y tonos de grises cromáticos, lo que le permite crear una pesada sinécdoque de estos tiempos turbulentos que vivimos. Así  la sensible estética de la pintura de paisajes  y marinas que heredó Natasha, se conecta con la muy actual narrativa que cristaliza en sus obras, increíblemente contemporáneas.



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The Astral Projection Series are paintings, acrylic on canvas small and medium formats, which somehow draws on early modernist styles such as Impressionism, Symbolism, and Neo-romanticism.
Natasha expresses her inner world from a mystical point of view, while projecting herself as a contemporary woman who faces a social and emotional context similar to the one that inspired those masters to create such impressive landscapes. Thus she focuses on her own contemporary reality, to subtly reflect on our chaotic times of deceiving politics and unstable socio-economic environment. 

The Postmodern era and the “globalization” that ensued brought about new concepts and tools to try rationalizing developed societies. Natasha faces those new invisible methods of control through the tools of the old masters: a deep spirituality encapsulated by great masses of color and shapes that spell a dramatic contradictory relationship between the natural elements amid a grim atmosphere. It is precisely her playing with a vast array of hues and tones of chromatic grays which allows her to create a heavy synecdoche of these turbulent times we are living. Then that sensitive aesthetic of landscape and seascape painting she inherited, correlates to the very current narrative that crystallizes in these amazingly contemporary artworks.

Rafael Lopez-Ramos




 Key, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 11” x 14”.

Luz, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 12” x 16”.

 Storm, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 12” x 14”.

 Luna, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 24” x 18”.

 Island, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 12” x 14”.

 Fire, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 16” x 12”.

Cave, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 12” x 14”.

Costa, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 16” x 12.

Gone, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 16" x 20".

 Creek, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 12" x 16".

 Landscape, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 18" x 20".

Quarry, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 12" x 16".



NATASHA PERDOMO (Cienfuegos, 1962) is a visual artist and silvermither. She received a Master Degree in Spanish Language and World Literature from ​Instituto Superior Pedagógico Félix Varela, Santa Clara,1984, and did postgraduate studies on Art History, Grammar & Creative Writing at University of Havana,1989. Among her solo exhibitions are Havana Walls. Gastown, Vancouver, Canada, 2003, and Walking Beside you in the Buddhist Temple, Havana Gallery, Vancouver, BC Canada,1997. She recently participated on the group exhibitions OCHO -Cuban artists from Havana, Miami and New York, 17 Frost Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 2015; I will walk for you. Fundraising art show to support Duchenne muscular dystrophy, Coral Gables Museum, 2014; Woman Embodied, Sangre de Cristo Arts Center at King Gallery, Colorado, 2011; Haitian art relief fund, Arteamericas art fair, Miami Beach Convention Center, FL, 2010; Café The journey of Cuban Artists. Errol Barrow Center for Creative Imagination Art Gallery, Barbados; Cuban Art Outside Cuba, State University of New York at Buffalo, NY; A Passion for wildlife, Vancouver Museum, Canada, 2006.