Lola Guerrera Spanish, b. 1982
If I had to summarise or frame all my artistic projects to date in a single word, it would undoubtedly be ephemeral.
The next (and natural) step, after the ephemeral installations, was the creation of installations designed for exhibition spaces and specific artistic actions where the artist experiences a logical evolution towards two-dimensionality and later creating sculptures where the ephemeral is already only an illusion. Works of apparent fragility that acquire three-dimensionality, becoming sculptures capable of surviving beyond the artistic moment, with profound spiritual connotations, which put the finger on the sore point of the brevity of life and the inconsequentiality of earthly concerns. Lola confronts us with our own transience by creating worlds that emerge as closed, emotional atmospheres.
Talking about the universe and its vast complexity with a simple pile of dry leaves. Lola Guerrera (Córdoba, 1982) understands art as a way of explaining and explaining to us the greatest things through the smallest. Lola is capable of dealing with themes of great philosophical or scientific depth, constructing subtle metaphors with everyday and familiar elements. There is, therefore, a certain solicitous attitude on the part of the artist who tries to make intelligible and beautiful that which, due to its magnitude, escapes our understanding.
As a good constructor of metaphors, Lola makes sign and meaning coincide in each work. The sign: dry leaves, seeds, plants, bushes, vases with flowers, branches... elements, in short, extracted from nature or located in the natural environment. The meaning: life cycles (life and death), the suspension of the planets in the universe, nebulae, the principle of entropy,... concepts that involve considerable complexity and come from the world of science. The key lies in the connection that Guerrera achieves between these two worlds, different and similar at the same time, as they are governed by the same physical laws. In this way, Lola manages to make the smallest and most fragile natural elements speak of universal immensity. She has to connect, therefore, two very different languages: botanical or phytological knowledge and the figures of the scientific world (prisms, photographs of telescopes, the armillary sphere,...).
Lola Guerrera, born in Cordoba in 1982, graduated
in Audiovisual Communication with a Master in Artistic and Advertising Photography.
She developed her career between the fields of art and design, where she hybridises photography and ephemeral sculpture.
Her exhibitions at national and international level stand out,
in galleries and public institutions as do her collaboration with international brands.
Lola GuerreraContacto, 2022Mixed technique, preserved flowers on fishing line200 x 62 x 25 cmView more details
Lola GuerreraSpiral, 2022Mixed technique, flowers with ceramic varnish on fishing line200 x 62 x 25 cmView more details
Lola GuerreraPerseida I, 2019Installation made with dry nature native to the province of the province of Cordoba for the comet stele and a variety of live plants and tropical flowers on the ground.View more details
Lola GuerreraCollision, 2018Sculpture made from dried flowers and branches, with hardening and treatment for hardening and conservation. Nylon threads and wooden structure. The final work is closed with glass walls to ensure its permanence. to ensure its permanence.270 x 120 x 120 cmView more details
Lola GuerreraGalaxia en urna, 2018Flowers treated with ceramic varnish in methacrylate urn51 x 53 x 53 cmsView more details
Lola GuerreraMarlota, 2018Work made in collaboration with the fashion brand MARLOTA for their showroom at the beginning of the season. Sculpture made with flowers and dry branches, with hardening and conservation treatment. Nylon threads.200 x 150 x 150 cmView more details
Frontiers of earth and lightLola Guerrera & Paula Valdeon Lemus 11 Mar - 8 Jun 2022This new exhibition at the Isolina Arbulu Gallery in Marbella welcomes us with paintings and ceramics by Paula Valdeón (Badajoz, 1992). In her series 'Eliminating the earth' the artist continues her exploration of the decorative designs, patterns and colours of dwellings, in this case focusing on the indigenous villages of...Read more
Estampa - Madrid13 - 16 Oct 2022We understand the world through fragments, small details and gestures that give meaning to the whole. Our existence can only be understood through the everyday, the small, the detail. The elements that without a context are incomprehensible and at the same time are the soul of reality. The caress, the look, the branches of the tree, the common objects, etc, are what make up our existence. In this proposal for Estampa, we have focused on the artist's gaze, which is capable of giving meaning to this everyday life. Through small...Read more