Praxis is pleased to present Wild Flowers, the solo exhibition b Lucia Fainzilber (b. 1986, Buenos Aires, Argentina).
A reception to celebrate the opening will be held at 541 West 25th Street, on April 7th, 2016, from 6 to 8 pm.
Wild Flowers is a series of portraits of woman and their obsessions. I pictured the female world as different species of flowers with their own particularities. The wildness is what gives each of them its own uniqueness and the enigmatic features these exotic species possess. Each woman belongs to a different kind of flower and this peculiarity is expressed not only in the visible features but also in their way of relating to femininity.
Obsessions are usually associated with disorders, persistent ideas and possessiveness, I want to break this relationship allowing ourselves to reconcile with our essence as something that belongs to us. As a woman I am still curious about this universe, how we relate to each other and the peculiarity of each species. Although we may look familiar each of us holds a mystery in our own nature, color, structure and scent. Despite our special and unique features, we are all part of a beautiful garden, which represents the women’s world and our relationship through friendship, sisterhood and motherhood. I want to explore this universe where there is strength, care, love, protection, loyalty and admiration through my own obsession, which is color. I look at the world through color: as a pattern, as an emotion, as something that creates beauty. I chose red because it depicts sensuality, blood, life and love. But this red changes, evolves and progresses just like us. We live through cycles like seasons do, which allow us to constantly revolve and evolve, while experiencing contact with your bodies and passions. As a flower, we bloom and we fade, carrying our experience as the best slice of each petal.
Lucia Fainzilber was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1986.
She currently lives and works in New York.
2015 “Image Desgin, School of Visual Arts, Professor Ricardo Villacencio, NY. 2011-2012 One-Year Certificate Program GS, International Center of Photography, NY. 2010 “The Extraordinady Portrait”, International Center of Photography, Professor Amy Arbus, NY. “Light: The Expressive Possibilites”, International Center of Photography, Professor Harvey Stein, NY. “Street Photography: the Poetic Witness”, International Center of Photography, Professor Richard Rossman, NY. “Photographing People”, International Center of Photography, Professor Barron Rachman, NY. 2005-2008 Degree in Art Direction, Universidad del cine, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2016 “Wild Flowers”, Praxis Gallery, NY. 2014 “Somewear”, Praxis Gallery, NY. “And Spring Again”, curated by Karen Grimson, Argentine Consulate, NY
2015 LA Art Show, Praxis Gallery, LA. Art Miami NY, Praxis Gallery, NY. Art15 London, Praxis Gallery, London. Art Southampton, Praxis Gallery, NY. 2014 Art Miami, Praxis Gallery, Miami. 2012 “My Truth, Your Truth”, curated by Alison Morley and Marina Berio, Rita K. Hillman Education Gallery, international Center of Photography, NY. 2011 “Moment of Recognition, curated by Amy Arbus, Rita K. Hillman Education Gallery, international Center of Photography, NY
Praxis was founded in Buenos Aires in 1977. With the broad spectrum of its program, Praxis plays a vital role as a nexus between artists, collectors, curators, and art critics throughout the world, and is an important reference point within the Latin American cultural sphere.
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