Based in Saint-Denis, Valentina Canseco is a Brazilian/Chilean contemporary artist whose practice ranges from drawing to installation. Her drawings are testimonies of the sensorial experiences of the world that surrounds her. “The drawing on paper remains and keeps a track of our own perception of reality while the installation reinvents it, moves it and metamorphoses it.” Fascinated by the crate, Canseco deconstructs it, using what remains as a matrix with infinite potential. By employing these transformative games, the pieces of this everyday object become abstract shapes, making the viewers forget their original destination.
Featured image: Valentina Canseco - Matrice 42,
2020 (detail). Acrylic painting on canvas. 11 4/5 × 11 4/5 × 1 3/5 in. 30 × 30
× 4 cm. This is a unique work. Photo courtesy 193 Gallery