Praxis is pleased to present Bilateral Dissections, the solo exhibition by Cristina Camacho (b.1987. Bogota, Colombia).
In her colorful layered paintings, Camacho reimagines the materiality of the canvas while pushing its logic to create unexpected surfaces. As she dissects each layer, she creates structural and spatial changes where gravity, shadows, and color reflections evoke a physical and tactile experience. The cut is always precise and intentional, and without being aggressive or disruptive, the pieces appear to be extremely symmetrical. The color pencil lines, always follow a set of geometric rules, and with the cut, these rules are disobeyed allowing the material to take control over the piece and therefore revealing its purity.
Without planning or sketching, her paintings are always intuitive, and looking closely into the work, there is a persistent evidence of her hand. As she creates a duality between pictorial space and real space, her work engages in a phenomenological approach by defining the physical and temporal relationship of the viewer to the piece. All of her paintings are to be grasped in the experience of looking at them.
In this body of work, Camacho creates paintings that oscillate between abstraction and representation, as she creates three-dimensional anthropomorphic and zoomorphic entities, personal narratives, architectural spaces, and musical illustrations.