THE CYCLES OF WATER. Raquel Hernández Izquierdo

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The engravings presented in this exhibition are the result of a poetic link between the creative possibilities of the stamping process and the formation of ice from hexagonal crystals. To do this, instead of using the matrix to reproduce identical copies, it is used to create variations in order to generate images that propagate on the surface of the support. In this way reference is made to the infinity of forms that are constructed from unity, as in the crystallization of water.

From this concept, the prints have been made with 120 equilateral triangles of wood, woodcuts that make up a zenith image of the ocean and clouds. As in a freezing process, they have been printed sequentially following a network of equilateral triangles that invade the void through shape, color and textures.

This infinite dialogue between form and void is only limited by the dimensions of the support and the time period of the work process. To make reference to the evolution of this phenomenon, a series of prints on a continuous paper will be made throughout the exhibition, the result will be an image that propagates along the space to the rhythm of a network of equilateral triangles, the same rhythm that marks the structure of the ice.

Raquel Hernández Izquierdo

Madrid, 1986

She is a plastic artist who explores the evocative possibilities offered by the technical qualities of engraving and printing, currently this research is developed in a doctoral thesis at the Complutense University of Madrid. He began his studies in Fine Arts at the UCLM, where he obtained an Erasmus scholarship at the Libera Accademia di Belle Arti di Brescia (Italy) and finally graduated from the UCM.

She obtained a scholarship to study the Master in Media Graphic Printing, Illustration and Artistic Coinage taught by the UCLM in collaboration with the School of Engraving and Design of the FNMT He obtained a scholarship to work as a recorder in the Pre-press department of the FNMT in numerous collective exhibitions nationally and internationally such as Fine Art Universiade U-35, at the Tsukuba Art Museum, Japan; o Printmaking Master Salon KoMASK 2017,

in The Royal Society for the Encouragement of the Fine Arts. KoMASK vzw, Belgium. She made an individual exhibition called Corrosion Spaces at La Factoría de Papel (Madrid), and has participated in numerous fairs such as Masquelibros (Madrid, 2015), JustMad (Madrid, 2016), Open Portfolio (Bilbao, 2016), Fig Bilbao (Bilbao) , 2016), and Gabinete (Madrid, 2017); in the latter obtaining the Open Portfolio award.

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The exhibition opens on Wednesday July 10 and can be visited by appointment by calling 647 533 497 until September 7 at La Factoría de Papel c / Buenavista 8 under 28012 Madrid.