Todo el mundo se come
The creatures that appear in the artwork by Maíra Senise (Rio de Janeiro 1989) don’t have a clear origin or answer by any name. There is no specialist that could taxonomize them. They turn up in the artwork, summoned by the magical relationship between the materials and the present moment. There is no inicial or premeditated plan, but they always fall in a raw and naif universe that contains them in a natural way.
This young artist says that her daily doing at the studio consists mainly in sharpening the eye sight to see stains, drafts and also errors that become faces, bodies and landscapes. In this process there are forms that appear, other that devour each other or camou age. Some take refuge in an oil stain or a piece of ceramic. They are shapes that don’t delimit their space, that blend with the background and their own lack of form.
About the result of this process and these pieces, Senise says “Remains that are portraits of my blindness, that transport me to caves, to abandoned bodies or destroyed cities. Perfect settings that are not peaceful. The crossing between guration and abstraction is always doing harmony pacts. There are no linear narratives, but there is a story that closes through what survives in each piece. A house, a sun, roads guided by ground oors. Parts of a human gure, an animal. I feel like myself, a girl who is proud of showing the drawings of the
things that I love”.