The Resilience of
September 2 - September 26, 2022
"Often inspired by literature, memories and the natural world, I explore painting as a narrative of longing and remembrance, conjuring an intimate storytelling that extends to the universality of being humans and being intrinsically connected with one another as part of nature. In this body of work I depict the transient, elderly people and flowers in a desperate attempt at recovering something that I feel has been lost or is being lost forever. Memory, fragile and delusive, plays a big part in my process. Its fragility and capriciousness is somehow mirrored in the use of breakable, weak surfaces such as cardboard or paper to paint on. Also, reusing these materials, in our day and age, speaks of the power of community and sustainability. They make a statement by themselves as part of a revitalization of our life cycles and a communal, shared handling of waste. Like flowers, like the passing of the years in a human life, the cardboard boxes and the recovered paper jointly tell a story of becoming, resilience and regeneration."
Under La Primavera, 110x240 cm, Acrylic on Paper, $1200
Day Flowers, 73x53 cm, Acrylic on Canvas, $1300
The Boy Who Prays, 80x110 cm, Acrylic on Paper, $900
Delicacy, 108x28 cm, Acrylic on Cardboard Box, $500
After the Rain, 110x80 cm, Acrylic on Paper, $900
Remembering, 90x35 cm, Acrylic on Cardboard Box, $900
Messy Flowers, 80x110 cm, Acrylic on Paper, $900
Sibling Rivalry, 80x110 cm, Acrylic on Paper, $900
The Resilience of Flowers
Marina Burana is a painter and a writer from Argentina, based in Taiwan. She is also a puppeteer, a barkcloth maker and a facilitator of participatory art projects for different types of communities. She has exhibited in public and commercial galleries in the US, UK, Taiwan, Spain, Argentina, Mexico and Italy. Additionally, she has exhibited in museums such as Tamsui Historical Museum in Taipei, and in the Museum of the City of Móstoles, in Madrid. As a writer, Marina mainly focuses on writing fiction in English and in Spanish. She has published three books of short stories, and her poems, works of fiction and nonfiction appear in various anthologies, journals, and magazines. Her plays have had stage readings and full productions in the US, UK, Argentina, Uruguay, Canada, Peru, Portugal and Taiwan.
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