Monthly Archives: March 2012

TENDEDEROS – Mexican artist: Astrid Sommer


 “In Mexico we see them all the time ; not only in small towns but in the cities as well. One can decipher a lot of information with just a glance. With a TENDEDERO you are somewhat “exposed” for all to see. You always have ideas around a given subject, but in my case, the joy is precisely discovering what will emerge. Abstract painting is hard to define, as it does not imitate reality as such, nor does it interpret it, but actually finds a new reality. The structure of a composition causes the “investigative eye” to search for patterns and forms .It is amazing, but you really experience this, your eye immediately starts searching, trying to identify. I am interested in the spectator’s reaction, their personal reading, before a piece and sometimes am amazed at what they can “see”. But above all , I want to keep on discovering”

Juan Carlos Macias I, the curator, says: “It seems so familiar and so distant like a memory…Detail of a two dimensional work and generous above all, TENDEDERO is an original display. Depth of another nature without any vanishing points that could distract a horizontal reading. Inverse perspectives, the planes grow as they move away. Windows that turn into red or ochre, in any case, artificial landscapes; with a will all its own. Mobile, it runs from left to right, and glides, merging planes from the back to the front with such parsimony that it is almost impossible to perceive. Sudden encounter with the figure, while paintings are reviewed (I ratify they are not completely abstract). Revelation of forms and recognizable symbols: a broken ladder, rings, inner doors, embroidered cloths, tires, combs, questions and masks; perhaps a chair over here, another over there, numbers and letters disposed in a way of indecipherable codes. Glazes and layers of material are over imposed, creating transparencies, mixtures that make it difficult to discover which one came before and which one came after. Yellows, whites, blues; clean, well treated by life, optimistic and hopeful, as Astrid, the creator”

Astrid Sommer