Simulación y Disimulo II

Oil on Canvas

103 x 76 Cm


Oil on Canvas

103 x 76 Cm

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Katia Miranda

Contemporary artist dedicated to the investigation of the impact of plastic in all its versions.

She began her life in the arts from an early age through dance, she has a Bachelor of Arts in Management from the University of Tampa, Fl. Master in Education from the Complutense University of Madrid.

She has participated in main group exhibitions in the main museums and galleries of Guatemala :Juannio, National Museum of Ethnology; International Art Festival in May, Carlos Merida Museum of Modern Art, Rozas-Botran Foundation Gallery; Junkabal, Anacafé; Gallery of the GyTContinental Foundation Center; Hotel Museum Gallery, Casa Santo Domingo, Antigua Guatemala; Guest artist at the Paseo la Sexta Cultural Festival, Parque Centenario, Poporopo alternative project. Sumarte, Museo Marte, El Salvador; XVI Biennial of Sculpture Central America and the Caribbean, Museum for National Identity, Honduras; Florence Biennale, Florence, Italy; Salcaa, Baker’s Museum, Naples FL, United States; Poetic Perspectives, Miyako Yashinaga Gallery, NY. United States; AmPark Gallerie, Vienna, Austria; House of Culture, Puebla, Mexico. Individual expositions; Guatemala, Ixchel Museum Francisco Marroquin University, French Alliance of Guatemala, El Attico Gallery. Barranquilla, Colombia: MycolArt Gallery Her “Between the lines” series served as inspiration for the 2017 summer collection by Colombian designer Francesca Miranda.

About my work: Plastic is a frequent topic of conversation in our contemporary times, mainly, because it has made our lives easier, but at this very moment, it represents a global problem regarding the waste of this material. This intrigues me a lot ... What kind of substances does it contain? Where does it come from? How is it that my life has been impregnated with these polymers without even realizing it?
In contemporary art, research is an impetuous exercise to which we turn because each work must transmit verified, valid and forceful information.
Art today is a channel of communication of utmost importance.

In this research exercise I found myself studying the benefit and impact of plastics, which I leave to the viewer's discretion.

The primary object of my works, objects and installations is precisely to produce these questions around what they observe, of the direct confrontation produced by portraits of these everyday objects transferred to visual language when addressing aesthetic proposals with materials as vulgar and common as the polymers.
We center our lives around it and it has become as essential as the air we breathe.
Bags, cutlery, computers, pacemakers and spaceships are made of this noble material that we are determined to prostitute.

Where would societies be without plastic? Is it trash or treasure? Who decides it?

In the end... we decide.

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