Lola Cervant, México 1989
I believe art has the power to take us closer to our true nature, so I try to use the force of the portrait as a medium that allows the viewer to identify, connect and develop a dialogue with the work piece. I am intrigued by the invisible layers through which we interpret the space that surrounds us and the history of humanity that underlies these layers that man has created over time. My work focuses on the stories within the landscape and the cities, the countries and their geographical limits, natural landforms and human geography. Through drawing, I seek to create cartographies through the face, where features become a map, expressions a route and the gestures a geographical landform. My work tries to reflect on humanity and territory, using those intangible layers as a resource to generate a reflection of contemporary societies.
The man and its surroundings, are the fundamental elements and concepts of my formal proposals.
People and faces that generate a reflection of the contemporary societies; the gestures of the portrayed serve as main visual tools in my creation, the territories and maps serve as visual resources to develop my pieces, so in this way, drawing has become my way of mapping a society, and every piece acts like a map that guides me to develop the next piece or project.