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Rosana Castrillo Diaz

Spanish, b. 1971

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Rosana Castrillo Diaz

Spanish, b. 1971

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Attuned to the microscopic and the ephemeral, Rosana Castrillo Diaz produces graphite-on-paper drawings, wall relief sculptures, and installations that are intentionally easy to overlook. In all of her work, she cultivates invisibility. Referring to a wall mural commissioned by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in 2009, composed of flowing, blocky shapes painted in subtly varying shades of white, she stated: “I love that moment when they collapse into each other and it just disappears. It comes to completion, in a way.” This sentiment encapsulates Castrillo Diaz’s practice. In her intimate drawings of office supplies, whose forms are practically subsumed by a plethora of details, her crumpled paper wall reliefs full of the play of light and shadow, and her finely crafted three-dimensional structures composed of diaphanous, everyday materials, she binds together opposites—abstraction and representation, solidity and immateriality.

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Biography

Attuned to the microscopic and the ephemeral, Rosana Castrillo Diaz produces graphite-on-paper drawings, wall relief sculptures, and installations that are intentionally easy to overlook. In all of her work, she cultivates invisibility. Referring to a wall mural commissioned by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in 2009, composed of flowing, blocky shapes painted in subtly varying shades of white, she stated: “I love that moment when they collapse into each other and it just disappears. It comes to completion, in a way.” This sentiment encapsulates Castrillo Diaz’s practice. In her intimate drawings of office supplies, whose forms are practically subsumed by a plethora of details, her crumpled paper wall reliefs full of the play of light and shadow, and her finely crafted three-dimensional structures composed of diaphanous, everyday materials, she binds together opposites—abstraction and representation, solidity and immateriality.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Group
Group show at a major institution
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
Institution
Collected by a major institution
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum
Articles Featuring Rosana Castrillo Diaz
Rosana Castrillo Diaz Manipulates Paper to Create Muted Yet Luminous Forms
Nov 20th, 2014
Rosana Castrillo Diaz Manipulates Paper to Create Muted Yet Luminous Forms
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