Alejandra Laviada, Haiku, 2019, Acrylic paint on pigment photographic print, 81 x 61 cm, Bendana | Pinel Art Contemporain & artist
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Painted Geometries is Alejandra Laviada’s most recent work and reflects her ongoing interest in exploring the relationship between photography, painting and sculpture. Having started her career in painting and later delving into photography, Laviada’s practice centers around creating works that rise from the intersections between these different mediums. The resulting images defy being categorized into a single type, and aim to question and redefine photography’s shifting role within the context of contemporary art.The photographs depict various wooden objects that are painted white and photographed. The surface of each photograph is then hand painted to create a new image composed of different geometric shapes. The white brushstrokes visible on the wooden objects put into question which parts of the image are photographed and which ones are painted, blurring the lines between representation and abstraction, between the real and the constructed.