Ainize Txopitea

(San Sebastián, 1977)

Independent artist and curator, BA in Digital Media Production from the University of the Arts London College of Communication. She lives and works in San Sebastián, Spain.

INTERSTELLAR WOMEN

2018

Mixed media and collage

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About the work

Ainize Txopitea is a visual artist from San Sebastián, whose work focuses on “Visual Poetry” and techniques such as collages of different media and installations that she calls “multidisciplinary”. Through these means, Ainize focuses her pieces on her experiences, on chaos, order, love and the passage of time itself.

In Interstellar Women we observe a collage with two women having a picnic in space, in an environment completely out of the ordinary. We can see the different media used by the artist, digital images vs. black and white photography images. The piece claims a celebration of women from the 20th century in utopian territories. They conquer and they self-exiled in the moon searching for freedom and full happiness on another more sustainable planet.

Ainize leaves us with this phrase about how she intends to evoke the concept of individual freedom: “Approach this concept through the reflection of the passage of time through the appreciation of nature and with the poetic attitude of how time could be in another world or how we can dream it to be ”.

Do you think we can dream of a more sustainable environment?

THE TIME IS NOW

2018

Photomontage. C. Print on aluminum

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About the work

Ainize Txopitea is a Spanish visual artist, whose work focuses on “Visual Poetry” and techniques such as collages of different media and installations that she calls “multidisciplinary”. Through these means, Ainize focuses her pieces on her experiences, on chaos, order, love and the passage of time itself.

The Time is Now was part of a solo exhibition of the artist, which bore the same name. In front of us there is a diptych, if we look carefully we will realize that the second piece has been rotated 180 degrees in relation to the first. With this and the inverted equilateral triangle, the artist intends to present multiple symbolic derivations and acts as a synthesis between the connection of the human being with the world, the sacred and the harmonious.

The work, the artist tells us: “It´s inspired by the fractal archetypes that nature builds. They are large-format compositions on aluminum, of a reflective character where the branches of the trees in communion with the graphic signs and the words, represent a visual metaphor of the passage of time in which we are subjected ”. Thus, we can observe how the branches of the trees converse with the graphic signs, and activate the concept of “visual poetry”.