Lot 553 - Sara Bonache Ríos - Moonflower
Pastel on Paper
A6 (15x10cm) Original Artwork
Signed on Verso
Sara Bonache (b. 1991) lives and works in Barcelona. She is visual artist and co-director of Unica editions, an independent artists’ book publisher. Her art practice explores the relationship between the human body and nature by dissolving the boundaries between these two iconographies, seeking new forms through metamorphosis and metaphor. Known and unknown shapes intertwine, constantly playing with each other and subverting existing meanings. At this exchange, one image hides another. The body and the care, the spiritual and the earthly. Medicine and magic converge in the elaboration of a chimerical and scientific imaginary at the same time, as a way to explore our relationship to the natural world, our bodies and their life cycles.
BA Fine Arts - Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Barcelona (2009 - 2014)
A selection of national and international group shows include: Life In Colour, The Room, London 2022; Needful things, Rodzlo Gallery, Berlin 2022; Todo es de color, The Curators Room, Amsterdam 2022; Preludios de mi lira, CAC La Sala, Vilanova i la Geltrú 2022; The best design of the year, Design Museum, Barcelona 2021; III International Nasevo Prize, Senda Gallery, Barcelona 2021; Hotel x Hotel Kippenberger Tribute, Carmen Thyssen Museum, Malaga 2017 and University Selection 2014, Tsukuba University, Japan 2015, among others. She has participated in the Art and Breakfast fair (Malaga, 2017) and Arts Libris fair (Barcelona, 2021). She was nominated for the Arts FAD Prize 2021 and she was a finalist in the XVI Francesc Gimeno Painting Prize 2021. She has also recently been nominated for the Fundació Vila Casas Painting Prize 2022.
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
“Candles” and “Moonflower” explore the elements of metamorphosis within the natural world. In these works, the Element of fire talks about the mutability and changing nature of forms. The violence and lushness of nature become visible through these new appearances and their connotations. As a result, familiar plants change into hallucinatory and magical, where their limits are diluted to give way to analogy.
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