Rosana Castrillo Diaz
Spanish, born 1971
Artadia at UNTITLED, San Francisco 2017,
Anthony Meier Fine Arts at Dallas Art Fair 2017,
Anthony Meier Fine Arts

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 …

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