Sanatorium, Istanbul: EDEN – THE END

Luz Blanco

EDEN – THE END

Opening: 15 May 2014, 18:30

For her second exhibition in Sanatorium, Luz Blanco proposes a series of artworks which appear like a random circulation through fragmented images: Recovered and separated images from their origin, movie and documentary images, scattered and gathered images that direct themselves as a time of graphic recreation.

Luz Blanco shows us an often dialectical combine process: The fragmentation of the visual tales as well as the iconic material creates ruptures, scattering, tensions and mysterious crumbling narratives. If there is narration, it doesn't impose its own codes and fails to conclude its tales, preferring to capture the instant of the emerging image.

For the artist, drawings recreated from photographs are some kinds of memory filter. The notion of filter is ambiguous, both dissimulating screen and revealing window of an opaque event. Her drawing practice has the ambivalence of transparency and erasure, as well as of fictional or real memory. Images constitute some memorial emergences with their blanks and their captivating reality.

This exhibition aims to show drawings as a work in progress on several fronts, with fragmented and reconstructed images, like a combinatorial process. It focuses on fragments of memories, exhibited in order to let the visitors reconstruct them through their own vision and language. Between “Eden” and “The End”, the language rebuilds and deconstructs itself.

Luz Blanco is a French – Spanish artist who works and lives in Istanbul. Graduated from Duperré Arts School in Paris, she has explored several mediums like video, experimental movie and photography. She previously exhibited her works in France, in Turkey. For the last few years, she has been working on the drawing material relative to photographic residues: She approaches the graphic as an unconscious narrative tool and content. 

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