Maja Arte Contemporanea is pleased to present Georgina Spengler’s most recent cycle of paintings.
The ten works shown, all diptychs, (oil and charcoal on wood) start off from a color stain, which is then pressed onto another wood panel thus creating the diptych.
Claudio Zambianchi, who wrote the critical text for the exhibition notes: “The color, liquid and fluid, soaks into the wood and reveals the grain, similar to what occurred in Max Ernst’s Histoire naturelle, but with a different technique (there we were dealing with frottage). The stain allows the hidden design of the wood to emerge, its complex skin which would otherwise remain mostly submerged. The double mirror image, as in a Rorschach stain, adds an ulterior element of stimulus both visual and imaginative to the mind of the artist.
The preparatory process serves to free the imagination, which can now project onto the stain a world which is both aerial and abyssal, made of sky and deep waters, of Ouranòs and of Thálassa; and if the celestial part is filled with fantastically shaped clouds, in the aquatic part of the paintings appear gorgons and creatures from the deep, creatures that are more related to mythology than to zoology.”