The Cuban artist Laura Carralero Morales systematically deals with the reminiscence of spaces, basing her work on the precise observation of her environment and its subsequent reduction to fundamental spatial experiences.
Carralero Morales studied art at the Instituto Superior de Artes (ISA), Havana. She presented her work in various solo and group shows, including venues such as Desierto, Estudio Taller, Havana, Fundación Ludwig de Cuba, Havana, Palacio de Lombilllo, Havana, El consumo del arte contemporáneo, Casa de la Cultura, Holguín, Fundación Ludwig, Havana, Galería del Pabellón Cuba, Havana, Hotel Riviera, Havana, and Galería L, Havana.
Dealing with spatial memory in her work, Carralero Morales tries to project her visions of an ideal city onto the canvas. Capturing impressions around her, she transforms them into fragmentary spaces in which fiction and reality, the well-known and the unknown coexist. Reducing the complex and multi-layered environment to fundamental spatial experiences, she paints the contours of architectural spaces which are meant to express the forms and lines of movement on which the cities are based.
Featured image: Laura Carralero Morales - Holy trinity, 2019 (detail). Oil on plywood. 15 7/10 × 15 7/10 × 3/5 in. 40 × 40 × 1.4 cm. This is a unique work. Photo courtesy Mai 36 Galerie