EX-CATHEDRA | NATALIA TRIVINO
On View: Nov. 24th 2016-Jan. 24th 2017
Artist Reception: Thursday, Nov. 24th, 2016, 6PM-9PM
Gallery Hours: Tue-Sat 10AM-5PM And by appointment
102 – 1688 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6J 1G1
Natalia Trivino statement:
Ex-Cathedra: Irrefutable authority
The idea of power and control has always been present in my creative process. I started developing the idea of Ex cathedra, which comes from the Latin phrase ex-cathedra, literally meaning “from the chair”. The chair referred metaphorically to an infallible, irrefutable position of authority allowing no space for questioning.
Strings and dimensions
The chair is held by physical strings, representing invisible and incomprehensible forces present in our known universe. Across the canvas, strings seem to escape from the dimensions that our eyes and mind comprehend, playing with elements of the model of theoretical physics – The String Theory, offering the possibility to explore multiple dimensions.
Gravity and Solitude
Gravity threatens to extinguish the world that I have created in my paintings, but strings seem to hold together spaces preventing them from collapse. Strings reflect the invisible social structures that have
been created through the history of mankind to which we all want to belong and hang on to, evidencing
our fear of solitude.
Natalia Trivino works and lives in Rome, Italy now.
She grew up in Colombia and spent most of her life in Bogota. In 2008, Natalia participated in “Amnesia to Memory” organized by the United Nation Development Program and in 2011 she exhibited at the Modern Art Museum of Bogota. In 2012 her work was shown at the VII International Bogota Art Biennial and also in Ecuador at the Municipal Museum of Guayaquil same year. In 2005, Natalia did her residency in London at the Florence Trust London, United Kingdom.
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