Luisa is a UK based printmaker. She studied at Camberwell College of Arts and the Il Bisonte Foundation of Art and Printing in Florence before starting her MA in Print at the Royal College of Art. In her work she is constantly seeking a creative impulse by questioning the current norms of control upon reality and challenging the accidental aspect of it.
I am an interdisciplinary practitioner, sculptor, and painter whose work also extends into animation and moving images. I experiment with various techniques and express myself using a wide range of materials and processes. Through the intuitive nature of my work the element of discovery is of most significance, allowing accidents and mistakes to occur. Although, sometimes I deliberately provoke them, my interest is to develop flexible thinking through the theory of the law of correspondence which is my main interest and is how I try to understand our behaviors. As a consequence of understanding them, I am free to decide and change them. It is a way of being more conscious and gives space for challenging and questioning the constructed narratives and normative thinking in our society.
Often my interest revolves around the simplification of abstract forms that arise from the manipulation of the figurative image. A process that, I believe, allows the viewer to make their own interpretation of a piece of art. I strive to create a space where the public can interact with their imagination and realize the fictionality of the perception created by our unconscious.
My work is an ever-evolving process, it can start with collages made up of discarded defective prints, or it can derive from collected exhibition ephemera and then manipulated with Photoshop.
Time after time.
"If you can not allow to waste time you will never find the truth", Yuval Noah Harari.
When I am in a harsh emotional state I deliberately work in a meticulous repetitive way of making as a form of healing and meditation as it helps me with uncomfortable feelings. I recently discovered that more artists are using this meticulous and repetitive technique for similar reasons, one of them is Yayoi Kusama.
Being in this state my priority is not to get a good satisfactory result of my project, in contradiction, expectation drops, and as a consequence, it can produce fertile ground.
Getting out of your comfort zone it can lead you to new ideas, perhaps just allowing you to waste time.
The symbols and images of these collages are inspired by the theory of the law of correspondence, which states that our inner world is influencing our outer world and as a consequence all is interconnected, also is questioning that time is an illusion.
These collages are images of the past years with images of the present, I go back and forward, and I do it again with different materials and techniques. Time has been a recurring theme in my practice. Time seems to be a pressure, sometimes we go back in time or we think about the future or we are overpowered by the feeling of running out of time. The theory of unfolding time by Jean-Pierre Garnier Malet means that we live in many simultaneous timelines., A timeline that we know, and another time that is unknown or unfamiliar to us but which we use continuously, The time we experience now is the perception of time that we can calculate and the time that we do not know is the time that we cannot calculate, and were all the information is.
Medium:Collage with digital prints and Art exhibition ephemera.
Child in time
Child in Time is also inspired by the theory of the law of correspondence this theory like many others says that time is an illusion and also is questioning the idea of solidity as being more illusory than we might think, In the past and recent times I filtered my reality through this theory suggesting that we need to acknowledge the existence of other realities that have not been constructed by the human ego.
You can relive the same moment of the past in the present. What seemed to be erased is not, it seems that all is happening in the present moment and our reactions are predetermined by the past. time is not linear. One of the reasons for this claim is the fact that there are stories in the unconscious that we lived and can relate to images, objects, smells, or a taste and the stories are back to the present because everything that happens to the present relates to the past; time is unfolding.
These collages are images of the past years with images of the present, I go back and forward, and I do it again with different materials and techniques.
Medium:Collage with digital prints and art exhibition ephemera and painting.
To my surprise all the process of the `Daily shapes´ monoprints started at the underground on the way to the studio. During that journey, in order to get distracted from my thoughts, I started to play with my mobile phone, manipulating the images that I was producing in the studio. I was rubbing the images of the etchings that I had previously photographed, drawing daily shapes that I could see in people’s dresses, shoes, hair, or faces. I was also further abstracting the process by doing literally blind drawings on my phone. Action was predominating overpainting and it was a combination of choice and accident. This process offered me shelter from my unsettling feelings.