Artist Opening: Ana Marini
Artamo Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
MEET ARTIST ANA MARINI AT THE OPENING RECEPTION THURSDAY, JUNE 4, 5–8 PM
"Secret Journeys" presents the latest paintings by Ana Marini who originally comes from Buenos Aires, Argentina, now living and working in Los Angeles, California. She studied art in Buenos Aires and Los Angeles. By applying a metaphorical language, Ana Marini creates works that can be seen explicitly as a personal search in life. Her works appear as dreamlike images in which fiction and reality meet, meanings shift, past and present fuse. Time and memory always play a key role. By referencing metaphors and symbolism, she creates intense personal moments conceived by rules and omissions, acceptance and refusal, luring the viewer into their own significances. About her work she says: "My art is about people and the way they experience their lives. I intend for my artwork to reflect emotions and thoughts. While creating sculptures and paintings, I try to suggest a story, not only of the moment but also of an entire life. Not only of what we can see, but what is invisible to the eyes. Art is always a mirror. That is why it is so powerful. It speaks not only about my subject, but also speaks about my perceptions. I go deep inside myself searching for answers about human relations in this fast and ever changing world." Her romantic inclination towards the tragic, the sublime and the magical, aesthetic categories lingering between projection and perception, coherence and chaos is the reason that her works are described as "Magical Realism".