April 17 to May 9 2015
In this latest work, Aurora Lario (Madrid, 1967) strengthens the relationship with two constants in her work: memory and history of art. For Lario, flowers occupy a privileged place in artistic language and their meaning goes beyond their materiality. Beauty, smell, color and the ephemeral life cycle of flowers are repeatedly identified with attitudes, feelings and values. The artist conveys a strong interest in expressing and claiming the beauty in her work through painting.
In an exercise of systematic appropriation of subjects and treatments in the painting of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, Lario uses photography through collage to rework her compositions. The items shown in the work of this artist are part of a process of finding images that allude to the uses of the symbol in art, generating a semiotic study of objects extracted from their contexts and transformed into amulets of protection encoded from the standpoint of power, authority and strength.
Aurora Lario studied fine arts at Universidad Complutense de Madrid, and in 1993, she obtained her master’s degree at the Institute of Aesthetics and Art Theory of Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Her work has been exhibited in many exhibitions and fairs in different countries.
The exhibition will be open to the public through May 16 at Galería El Museo: Calle 81 No. 11 – 41. Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm and Saturdays from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm, all day. Free admission.