Silences - Luis Alejandro Saiz
October 10, 2013 - October 31, 2013 Bogota, Carrera 16 # 86A-31
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.
(El Espectador, July 24, 2008)
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.
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.