Archivo de la etiqueta: spiritualism

They do not claim originality: Josefa Tolrà, Hilma af Klint, Emma Kunz, Nina Karasek, Magde Gill, Jeanne Tripier…

Their art does not come from art, that is the basic premise. Their concerns are not artistic or commercial. The materials are poor, fragile… They use the wrapper of chocolate or threads of old fabrics, they draw on all kinds of papers. They do not claim originality or Épater les bourgeois. They do not experiment with the image, but they reveal the Image and share it as a spiritual and life mission. The embroideries, the drawings or the texts that they make are intuitive and come from inner visions, from the transcription of hearing or visual messages that are sent to them by “beings of light” (souls). They are not avant-garde in a historiographical sense, they are needed creations that they cultivate in other more humble and biological gardens. Some have received artistic training, such as Hilma af Klint or Nina Karasek, but they use this knowledge to work from the dictates and visions, more concerned with extrasensory communication and symbolic messages than formalisms. They deal with abstraction and figuration without pretending to be pioneers of anything, only modest mediators as they define themselves. (…)

(Pilar Bonet)


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