Galeria Alba Cabrera. València.
september – october 2005
From blue to blues.
Artists have their own particular ways to live all the process that goes from an idea, an experience or a feeling to its shape. Then, this shape is thought to be a valuable piece of art that is able to transmit the artist’s feelings,thoughts and experiences to viewers. If you analyse Lourdes Fisa’s work, you observe that one of her most valuable and exciting feature is the process, tha way.
In spite of her youthfulness, she has got a very important career. She has developed properly. Nevertheless, she has in mind many challenges that become the reason to progress more and more.
After Lourdes Fisa’s postimpressionist period, which was carried out at the beginning of her career in her own country, she spent long periods of time in Germany and in the United States, where her style changed and got consolidated because of her approach to the craft technique of engraving. Then, she added the collage and the painting to the engraving technique. When she came back, she had already got a mixed technique that was being used on different types of surfaces. In fact, it allowed herself to show her skill to put opposite elements together. The use of fibreglass, which is thought to be used as an artificial and industrial material, is used in a warm-natural way by Lourdes Fisa. It shows another challenge in her development. Torn pieces bring us over a continous evolution and growing world, where time and measure show interes in individual, considered as a whole. You can find out a great quantity of signs and symbols in Lourdes Fisa’a work. Her usual reference to cartography and her interest in manuscripts and hieroglyphics shape an enigmatic own personal language.
To face up to her work “A 10”, which took place at La Pietat’s church in Vic, Lourdes had to dress an obsolete room up. She used spiritual Catalan chants as a rich source of inspiration. That has been her last challenge, which has marked her work out. In catalan, “A-10” means “To God”. She thought deeply about the human being, life and death, human spitit and the need to transcend.
The thought about balance and chaos is one of the last reasons of Lourdes Fisa’s work. It had been used in “A-10”. Now, she uses it again in her work “Blue blues” and “Transparencies”.. Maybe, when enjoying while gazing at a sea with a meaningful colour blue and listening to blues rhythm, we might try to fit together our puzzled life, which goes and comes back like the sea, and which moves from balance to chaos and from chaos to balance, in a complex and convulsive world. It is from this to and fro movement, like the sea, that we are able to notice a harmony, which builds a clearer world. Nature and society are both the expression of balance and chaos. We swing each other though our lives passing be. The blue from the sea and the blues might help ourselves to get more transparencies.
Lourdes Fisa’s gaze comes from a XXI century person, who talks about the human being’s worries, the time that passes by, the past, the need to transcend the human nature, the balance and the chaos, and the look at nature a a source of pleasure and strain. To communicate, she has the benefit of her wonderful skill and knowledge of materials such as fibreglass. She uses it skilfully and it gives visual and tactile suggestions. She also uses it to contrast light and shadows and in transparencies too. She has a deep knowledge about all that takes care of us and the sensible abilities of different chromatic ranges.