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ISLANDS
SUSANA MURIAS

“When we look at the sky we imagine gods. When we look at the ocean we imagine islands "
Malachy tallack

For as long as I can remember atlases and maps have interested me, perhaps because they are, at the same time, abstract and concrete, synthetic and detailed. The lines determine meridians and parallels that cross seas and mountains without stopping at anything, without making distinctions.

For this exhibition Susana Murias has made some pieces mixing the outer shape of the islands, as they appear on a map, with subjective, allegorical or purely formal elements.
The islands are perfect metaphors for other worlds, for other lives. And they are an expression of opposite principles, which represent the inaccessible but also the conquered; that express, in some cases, the difficulty of accessing its coasts, and, in others, the disappointment at what was found at the end of the trip.

In the imagination, they all represent something paradisiacal, remote and lonely. That contradiction, which characterizes the symbolic nature of the islands, has perhaps been what has inspired this particular vision.

*Opening 18th of november from 18h to 21h.
Monday to Friday from 10h to 14h. afternoons appointment only.
Covid-19 guidelines will be followed and only a limited number of visitors will be aloud in the exhibition space at a time. Appointments: arte@britaprinzarte.com or 91 522 18 21.

Organized by:  Brita Prinz Arte
Location:  C/ Gravina 27, Madrid

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