Iara Pimenta is a researcher interested in connections between art and architecture.

Inner Nature

Inner Nature

With simple and direct regards, people establish close connections. When in groups, some figures interact with plants and flowers on mysterious landscapes, while others in solitude develop interrelated and continuous movements that occupy private spaces. Together or apart, these figures are all searching for nature. Nature here has a complex and multifaceted definition going from what we instinctively identify as parts of the natural world like plants, water, or rocks, to what is essential to one's self or what concerns self identification, personal relationships, and connections to the built environment. 

During her residency at AnnexB, the artist Sandra Jávera also investigated what is essential in her work. Departing from lines, her most intuitive form of expression, drawings allowed ideas to come into being on a variety of materials and surfaces such papers, stones, and the studio walls. Interestingly, ideas and materiality became interrelated forces during the process. The stone was, for example, a new element for Jávera and its physical characteristics took her to experiment not only with paint, but also with ways to connect images on curved surfaces. Also, at the same time that the works are largely based on observations of her own routine and composed by ordinary elements such as chairs, books, and trees, Jávera associates them according to a new order guided by imaginary relationships, establishing affective connections between objects and people.

Exhibition Review

Exhibition Review

Weaving as a Process of Involvement

Weaving as a Process of Involvement