Macarena Olivera Paintings
This time, Macarena shows us 8 acrylics, 5 of which are painted on kimono fabric that the artist has chosen herself in Kiyoto; especially for these paintings. The idea was to use part of the kimono as a decoration of the garment, the background or some details. But as she began to paint she realized the enhanced and infinite possibilities it presented.
Following the theme of ‘the woman’ which always has worked, which inspires her and which she continues to explore with each work, she shows us women who express different feelings that she herself has experienced and which are common and compatible with the feelings that surely all women have experienced.
These women inspire mystery, tranquility, but also doubt. They are relaxed, yet attentive; have fears and happiness. And of course as we see in all her works, they are very sensual and seduce us with their gazes.
For over 20 years Macarena has been working on sculptures, paintings, mosaics, artistic decorations, murals, curtains for stage and monumental objects. She was born in 1970 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Here she obtained the title of Professor of Sculpture at the National School of Fine Arts ‘Prilidiano Pueyrredon’ (Currently: IUNA).
She traveled to the East for the first time in 1998 after she received a scholarship from the Japanese Government (Mombusho) to study sculpture in the city of Kumamoto, Japan. She continued living and working in different cities of Japan. The last city where she stayed was Fukuoka until her return to Spain at the end of 2011.
Her work has a strong Eastern influence that results in a natural and spontaneous fusion of different cultures both in theme as in the colors chosen. Achieving a unique and personal look. In Argentina she was warmly welcomed by the foundation ‘Jardín Japonés’ in the city of Buenos Aires. Macarena Olivera currently lives in Madrid..
Traducción por Rick Herrera-(NL)