Lola Guerrera Spanish, b. 1982

Overview
If I had to summarise or frame all my artistic projects to date in a single word, it would undoubtedly be ephemeral.
Trained as a photographer, Lola Guerrera began her career constructing images that only existed to be photographed, pieces with a very strong ephemeral component that seek a connection with uncertainty. Thus arise large pieces made with tiny scraps of matter, thus connecting the minimum with the maximum and highlighting the immensity of the cosmos in front of our own fragility.

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.
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Biography

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.

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