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Between Times, 2013

The works I present were done in periods of daily and sequencial production, developed between 2009 and 2013. They come from the discomfort about conventions, from the desire to rearrange what is around. It turns into energy to think about new possibilities.

I determine the processes and actions that are repeated on a daily basis. Through systems, I establish a rhythm to work with what I find around me. I do photographs, drawings, paintings and collect phrases. 

This practice gets into everyday life. The art work ends up extending the time.

Following the way on repetitive structures, I began a research about grid in the art field. Since then, it has worked as a magnet to my production, bringing logical language and making a link between geometry and abstraction.

As a concept the grid is an element without edges, which can be repeated infinitely to any side. I found myself faced to a double meaning. The first view is the synthesis of mathematical element, geometrized, and the second, philosophical and conceptual. It can be seen in a regulated and shaped way, but it can be taken to other interpretation, not only order and formal elements . There is also a sensible dimension, from experimentation and perception. I incorporate both of them, as poles, without making an option. I use the grid as a path for representation, as a structuring element, and on the way to repeat each gesture, to continue it on and on. However, even proposing repetitive systems, I face differences.

I choose systems, I follow the propositions  and at the end, the rules dissolves. The works are connected by geometry, and stands between poetic issues such as infinite, repetition with difference and time record.


What maters are the possibilities of combinations, the movement of the images, the variation of the colors of the sky, the different perceptions of the days, the hours, the time passing. Experiments that I take to painting, for longer lasting, no hurry in doing and watching it. The grids in its deployment does not follow a set rule . They require some time to look, they are not immediate, are not quick to unvail, no longer has an answer to a proposition.

Karen Axelrud, 2013

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