Luis Alejandro Saiz


This is the portrayal of a protecting object, something that heals – the gauze. It takes us back to the social fabric, the community, that which joins and protects. The line that constitutes gauze comprises the fabric, the individuality, the unity – The integration of the individual and the collective attempting a new equilibrium.

The Line has the leading role in the work of Colombian artist Luis Alejandro Saiz. For Saiz, the line asserts on itself because it is a living and endless entity. “Every shape I conceive in a line is valid and comprises its own entity. It surfaces from a spontaneous expression. It is my attempt at seeking, at reflecting”, says the artist, for whom graphics is a type of language that bolsters the silence. (El Espectador, July 24, 2008)

Saiz’s work is born of a mix between an Oriental practice and meditation; it allows an interruption of the inner dialogue and a recording of that which surfaces, to remain captured in a tangible and visibly artistic manner.