"Alejandra Icaza Organizes the Universe" is the title Javier González de Durana uses as an essay for Icaza. "Her own universe, of course: the painterly universe that is hers alone." ... "Icaza's paintings, collages and installations are intimately tied to sensory experiences amassed over the years in which she discovered the world.” …”We are all natives of our childhood, that true and unique paradise that we have known and which we shall probably come to know again.” (Gonzalez de Durana, 26) Goodman, Jonathan, et al. “Alejandra Icaza Organizes the Universe.” Alejandra Icaza: Marshmallows, Turner, Madrid, 2010, pp. 23–27.
Condition Excellent condition. Canvas supported by a 7-member wooden strainer stapled along the overlap. 4 corner tips are very slightly worn.
Signature Hand-signed by artist, Signed, titled and dated on the reverse: Alejandra Icaza An evening's music 2004
Certificate of authenticity Included (issued by gallery)
Frame Not included
Alejandra Icaza, born in Bilbao, Spain in 1966, is a distinguished artist whose life and work are deeply intertwined with the vibrant tapestry of Madrid. Her artistic education includes studies at Saint Martins College in London in 1985 and at The New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting, and Sculpture in New York in 1989. Her commitment to artistic excellence is underscored by her recognition as the recipient of the prestigious painting award bestowed by the Fundación Barceló in Palma de Mallorca.
Icaza's artistic oeuvre is characterized by a masterful exploration of repetition in form, color, and shape. Her canvases come to life with a rich tapestry of elements—trees, animals, abstract patterns, floating motifs, portraits, bubbles, and botanical inspirations—all seamlessly interwoven to create a captivating visual narrative. Within her work, distinct planes collide, unveiling a mesmerizing fusion of artistic dimensions that invite contemplation.
Throughout her illustrious career, Alejandra Icaza has graced galleries and museums with her profound artistic vision. Her exhibitions, both at esteemed venues like Blum & Poe and the Danziger Projects, have left an indelible mark on the art world. Her ability to infuse diverse elements and themes into her work, while maintaining a sense of unity and coherence, has earned her a rightful place among the luminaries of contemporary art.
Alejandra Icaza's journey in art is a testament to dedication, creativity, and an unwavering commitment to pushing artistic boundaries. Her work continues to inspire and captivate audiences worldwide, transcending cultural and geographical boundaries to foster a shared appreciation for the transformative power of art.