Mariana_Smith
My studio practice addresses the nature of immigrant dislocations.

Large-scale drawings, prints, miniature paintings on copper, and video projections are presented as the fragmented collections of memories. Upon closer inspection, the work’s emphasis shifts from the personal nostalgic narratives to the dislocations of the formal where academic mark making and renaissance picture plane contrast the sculptural space.

I use formal metaphors specific to printmaking discipline as an anchor in my work and address the repetition in prints as a temporal phenomenon.