ALEXA PÉREZ REA
Spatial Oscillation (2023)
The installation delves into the concept of rendering drawings in three dimensions. This exploration originated from the crafting of sculptures using wire, tracing the trajectory of a singular line dynamically shaped in response to the artist's bodily motions and hand gestures. Gradually, this process evolved into the sensation of materializing a three-dimensional drawing suspended in the air.
This avant-garde approach to drawing prompted the artist to contemplate the conventional confines of two-dimensional planes, where the boundaries of paper or surfaces dictate their limits. In this instance, a distinctive method is employed; the drawing's line is pre-established, and the body transforms into both a tool and a canvas, akin to paper and pencil. All these traditional drawing conventions come alive in a three-dimensional realm, with nylon acting as a sort of boundary, restricting the body's expansion in space.
Simultaneously, the concept of casting shadows emerged to heighten the essence of the linear drawings in the surroundings, enveloping walls, floors, and ceilings. Unlike conventional flat drawings that lack shadows, these voluminous drawings cast shadows when exposed to light, revealing the line drawings within the space. This expansion into new dimensions has broadened the understanding of drawing in space, leading to an exploration of its possibilities.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Having devoted a significant period to painting, her artistic journey has sparked a profound curiosity for alternative media, encompassing performance, installation, and sculpture. Over time, her artistic pursuits have broadened to include explorations of architecture, the concept of "space," and the impact of specific environments on human behavior. Perez Rea is presently enrolled at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, where she has been awarded a scholarship. She aims to complete her Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree in the summer of 2024.