by Berta Blanca T. Ivanow
with Domitille Martin as guest artist
3 February — 26 March 2022
Berta Blanca T. Ivanow’s ( b. 1992 in Barcelona ) own embryonic structures, made in stoneware clay, are a grand statement of belief in the power of introducing the corporeal into sculpture. The latest work of the artist combines a visual logic that is often closer to totems than sculpture, however the artist’s preoccupation turns more towards the negotiation of their relationship to the human body rather than their own objectification. Ivanow works in her sacred laboratory where the holy to praise is to reconnect with the mother earth. Hence, for the sculptures grouped in this exhibition, the artist efforts in exploring a diverse range of firing techniques which hold as common denominator the four elements of western culture: fire, earth, air and water.