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Tear No. 14 Collage

Valentina Eyzaguirre

United Kingdom

Collage, Paper on Paper

Size: 23.6 W x 33.5 H x 0 D in

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My work is referencing walls - their construction and meaning. I am interested in how wall structures and surfaces serve to express ideas and emotions remaining as records of a specific time. I use building materials to make wall-like pieces that I break afterwards. So my work focuses on the process of building up and then tearing away through expressive gestures. My interest in walls started when I found anonymous décollages - accumulated torn posters - on the street walls. I photographed small fragments of those large walls, loaded with thick layers of peeled paper forming intricate compositions, to make once enlarged images that allude to abstract expressionism paintings. I move from capturing the anonymously torn posters of the city to making décollages in the studio - wallpaper décollages. Layers of wallpaper glued with wheat paste and then ripped. Seeking to perform the gesture of tearing found on the street walls, and experience the emotion of ripping off layers of paper firmly sticked together, breaking the accumulated patterns imprinted on the wallpapers. Lately I have been adding layers of building materials used for wall construction like plaster, wood, aluminium and industrial paint. Sometimes I tear out the surface, other times I dig it out, unearthing the hidden patterns and meanings of our walls.

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Collage:Paper on Paper

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Size:23.6 W x 33.5 H x 0 D in

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Valentina Eyzaguirre b. 1982 Chile, works mainly with wallpaper to make décollages; compositions that she creates by cutting, tearing or removing layers of paper. Her recent work is characterised by the use of ultramarine blue pigment in monochrome paintings on paper, on which she also makes hand-cut shapes. Valentina works from her studio in London since 2012.

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