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The passion and geometric art of Elena Asins come to the FIL of Guadalajara

The passion and sensitivity of the geometric art of the Spanish artist Elena Asins (1940-2015) are present in a retrospective inaugurated today in the framework of the activities dedicated to Madrid as a guest city of honor to the Mexican International Book Fair (FIL) of Guadalajara.

Guadalajara (Mexico), Nov 24 (EFE) .- The passion and sensitivity of the geometric art of the Spanish artist Elena Asins (1940-2015) are present in a retrospective inaugurated today in the framework of the activities dedicated to Madrid as a guest city of honor to the Mexican International Book Fair (FIL) of Guadalajara.

The exhibition, entitled "Fragments of Memory II", is the product of the collaboration between the Madrid-based Reina Sofía National Art Museum, the Museum of Arts of the University of Guadalajara (Musa) and the Madrid City Council, and brings together 90 works that total 280 pieces, which are exhibited for the first time in Latin America.

The mayor of Madrid, Manuela Carmena, said during the opening that this exhibition was designed as a "memory ceremony" around the work of the "multifaceted artist who was Elena Asins".

Furthermore, she added, it is a tribute to women and especially to the artist, she was also a pioneer in art from digital tools.

"The great artist who is Elena Asins has those two qualities that are so unique and at the same time so important in this moment of the evolution of the world. Carmena.

Painting, collage, sculpture, drawing, serigraphy, digital prints and video make up this exhibition throughout 10 rooms of the Musa, which offers a broad panorama of work artistic of the Spanish, who won the National Prize for Plastic Arts in 2011.

The exhibition has its antecedent in the great retrospective that the Queen Sofia Museum dedicated that year to the artist, in which a good part of her work was presented. Fernández Aparicio, one of the curators.

Black and white and some nuances of gray flood the halls of the Museum of the Arts, a palette that Asins preferred over the most vivid colors, however, they are present in some pieces of her work earlier.

The geometry of her art is full of "sensitivity, knowledge and passion", a task that led her to experiment with different materials such as the vegetal paper, the nylon threads, the enamel and the marble, said the curator.

"All her life was a great passion for her art and dedicated only to it. abstraction ", affirmed Fernández Aparicio, curator of the Collections Department of the Reina Sofía Museum.

Asins' art" is not easy ", he warned, so the editing is" clear, clean and very visual, "so that it makes the experience simple for the public.

Although the exhibition covers its entire production, it puts the accent on the first 20 years of its work artistic, when his work makes "the greatest contribution" through experimentation with various materials and digital resources, explained Belén Díaz, another of the curators of the exhibition.

Also in his initial production he incorporated letters as an approach to visual poetry, an element that he later set aside to replace it with abstraction that gave stamp to his work, meticulously worked by hand and taking care of every detail in a subtle way.

The viewer can see iconic works of Asins as "Paradigma para Scale", a monumental creation composed of 272 pieces of painting that he made during his stay in New York and in which he experiments with the space plan. the most attractive rooms in the show.

Time and rhythm were key in Asins' work, explained Fernández Aparicio while showing the series of pieces inspired by the Cuartetos. Prussians, by Mozart.

"Elena, full of sensitivity, is capable of a very lively abstraction that tells us about music, time and concepts that are very deep for her; very sensual art "beyond the feminine, assured.

" Elena Asins.

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