ABOUT PAISAJE 1
The artwork “Paisaje 1” by the mexican artist Gabriela González Leal, results from of an exploration of play and childhood (the latter motivated to the birth of her daughter). This arwork metaphorically reflects what happens in the courtyard (the environment) of Gabriela’s house (her country) from different supports where she explore matter, play and bodily actions. A contrast between past and future, games and childhood are some of the themes that the artist approaches from the playful field as a creative tool.
“I work from a main axis that consists first of questioning my past, my roots, my own environment and life experiences which inclines me to review history in contrast to current society. From this game of realities I am building the conceptual and material body of my artistic work. My current body of work explores different media and materials such as soccer balls, coins, bullets, clothing, Japanese paper, demonetized banknotes, etc. (…) I use objects-actions that have the same symbolic meaning as the Game, Value and Power. A project that mainly addresses childhood issues, yet also re-signifies symbols of identity transfigured in historical, social and mythological allusions”.” (Gabriela González Leal)