Lola Cervant, México 1989
I believe art has the power to take us closer to our true nature.
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 my work, I seek to create cartographies, using drawing as a medium that allows the viewer to identify, connect and develop a dialogue with the work piece. My work tries to reflect on humanity and territory. Portraits where face features become a map, expressions a route and gestures a geographical landform. 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 resources in my creation and the territories and maps serve as the canvas to develop my pieces, so in this way, drawing has become my way of mapping a society.