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Magnolia, 2023. wax and mixed media, 23 x 18 x 18 cm low.jpg



Closed fists, open wrists  

Closed fists, open wrists is Carolina Serrano's second solo exhibition at Galerie Alex Serra. Here, the rigidity of black, present in the sculptures of her first exhibition, gives way to the innocent purity of white without, however, losing the violence that is imbued in her work. The artist has been working on the concept of violence (present in her work through pointed shapes, thorns, spikes) concealed in white bodies, which are at first sight innocent and harmless. These bodies are disguised and polarized, weapon-bodies that both show purity and, at a second glance, repel us.
Her sculptures in this exhibition suggest, at first sight, vegetable bodies, bulbs that haven't yet flowered or thorny plants, but her wax bodies - the material that most closely resembles the texture and temperature of human skin - bring them closer to a human character. The concepts of duality, polarity, violence and innocence, good and evil are used by the artist in her attempt to understand what it is to be human.

Magnolia, 2023. Paraffin and mixed media. 23 x 18 x 18 © Carolina Serrano


27. October, 2023 | 5 - 9 pm


28. October - 09. December, 2023

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