Chika Desvestida by Johanna Franco Zapata.
Bloemhof opens 2020 with the solo-exhibition Chika Desvestida by artist Johanna Franco Zapata.
The opening will be on
Friday, January 17, 2020,
at 7 p.m.
Opening words by Christel Monsanto.
The exhibition’s title, Chika Desvestida, is a wordplay that means ‘undress the undressed young lady’. It symbolizes the artist who is reforming her own artistic identity. Chika Desvestida reflects a dualistic feeling and the awareness process of the artist.
“My artistic education taught me that art is about freedom, but at the same time gave the impression that a work must be superb to be considered art. This contradiction made my creative process stressful and unpleasant. In my new work, the challenge was to break free from those restrictive unwritten rules. Until now, the process of leaving behind representative and symbolic conditions has led to a minimalist way of working. Chika Desvestida is not seeking approval; they are my most intuitive and conscious works, with which I try to redefine things by creating my values. I wonder where this process will lead me again. I am discovering what drives me to create art so that I am satisfied”, says Johanna with a determined tone.
The paintings that are presented in this exhibition are mainly abstract works. Color and minimalist forms play an essential role in intending to become an experience for the viewer where he can experience the work without necessarily having to understand it.
Chica Desvestida will be open till February 29, 2020.
See also the following link:
First solo by Johanna Zapata: Ropa Sucia (2018).
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