Evelyn Aguilar Sánchez

Studies for an Armor / Estudios para una armadura

Drawing - 2020
Ink on paper
150 x 150 cm
1,000 USD
Artwork Statement

Studies for an armor is presented as a shell to the real and imaginary memory in the inexorable context of isolation; where the act of writing has no more justification than that of confessing questions and answers; of converting the poetic moments of life into images; of making her own objects and random moments of it. In this proposal we find the stillness of movement and my tireless need to resurrect each of my memories. The text is built based on reproducing my experience and visual imagination, through lines that make explicit the most genuine emotions.
In previous works I have concentrated on exploring my relationship with memory and its way of representing itself. This proposal is motivated by the analogy between time and the customs of man, which generates questions present from the very genesis of the project: how can we materialize character in words? How does the "I" manifest itself through these handwritten drawings? These questions have been discussed both from the rational and from the symbolic plane, marking a transcendence in science, religion or the human soul. For my proposal I use the personal reference, the historical memory, the breaking of time to question the presence of the "I" in the events of the past and present. Words like memory and immovable, if they are written together, they can only be understood as a metaphor in permanent alliance with time. For me, the absence of these moments - in no case trivial - define the temporary or lasting state of people and things.