Nuria Mora

23 mar 2018 - 28 may 2019
Madrid

Tectonic plates

The artist Nuria Mora presents her latest exhibition, Tectonic Plates, at the CASTELLANA 22 space in Madrid, where she shows for the first time in Spain large-format works and a series of ceramic sculptures never seen to date.

He began painting on the street in the late 90s with his Fine Arts classmates but he did so with his own language. Without any type of previous relationship with street art, Nuria Mora (Madrid, 1974) left aside the graffiti tradition until then based on names, characters and signatures to become, together with a young Eltono who came from France, SixeArt and Nano4814 in the first collective of urban artists to carry out geometric abstraction in public spaces. They called themselves Plastic Team.

Since then, the artist has maintained a close relationship between her work, the city and architecture that has evolved into her own, absolutely recognizable language, which has led her to exhibit in some of the most important artistic centers in the world, such as the Tate Modern in London, the Joan Miró Foundation in Barcelona, the Place du Pilori space in Niort (France), the Pilar and Joan Miró Foundation in Mallorca or the Museum of Contemporary Art in Johannesburg. Now, Nuria Mora shows her latest works from March 23 to May 18 in the CASTELLANA 22 space of WeCollect Club, an exhibition titled “Tectonic Plates” where she exhibits for the first time in Spain a set of large-format works and a series of original ceramic sculptures never seen to date. Furthermore, in parallel to this exhibition, Nuria Mora brings the “Wild Style” intervention to CEART in Fuenlabrada, a blank wall where she has made an organic and floral wall of colorful strokes with plastic paint and fiberglass.

Nuria Mora Earthquake

The tectonic plates on which we live are rigid, they are embedded among themselves and are maintained almost miraculously by their union with each other. Its movement is permanent and very evident in many areas of the planet. Although in most cases, these displacements are millimetric and do not affect the daily life of societies, when they occur they lead to earthquakes, earthquakes, tsunamis, volcano eruptions and other catastrophic phenomena for man. The works that Nuria Mora now presents in the exhibition “Technical Plates” are inspired by this delicate reality: lines and earth movements, different strata that evoke architectural plans, juxtaposed axes, organic patterns or contour lines inspired by maps and plans.

These works, made in acrylic on paper in different formats, coexist with an unpublished series of ceramic sculptures “that arise from a willful ignorance,” as the artist herself explains. “It is the first time that I work in this way, using recycled molds created previously to make ceramics for everyday use such as tableware, design pieces or decorations and I join them until I generate these completely unexpected objects that are in a limbo between the product and the sculpture, which serve no purpose but at the same time serve everything. “I am very interested in working with what people don't expect from me.”

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