ROMINA RIVERO artista contemporánea, art contemporary, aliento vital,vacío,dualidad, libertad

romina

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Ikigai, 2021
Ikigai, 2021

84,5 x 2,13 x 14 cm. wood, metallic thread and chrome ceramic silver color

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Fireflies anatomy (serie), 2021
Fireflies anatomy (serie), 2021
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Fireflies anatomy III, 2021
Fireflies anatomy III, 2021

60 x 42 cm. “Awagami Kozo” paper, clothing, natural silk, graphite and metallic thread

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Fireflies anatomy I, 2021
Fireflies anatomy I, 2021

60 x 42 cm. “Awagami Kozo” paper, clothing, natural silk, graphite and metallic thread

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Fireflies anatomy II, 2021
Fireflies anatomy II, 2021

60 x 42 cm. “Awagami Kozo” paper, clothing, natural silk, graphite and metallic thread

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Little lights anatomy (serie), 2021
Little lights anatomy (serie), 2021
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Little lights anatomy II, 2021
Little lights anatomy II, 2021

16 x 16 cm. “Hahnemühle FineArt Baryta” paper, clothing, natural silk, graphite, ink and metallic thread

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Little lights anatomy I, 2021
Little lights anatomy I, 2021

16 x 16 cm. “Hahnemühle FineArt Baryta” paper, clothing, natural silk, graphite, ink and metallic thread

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Little lights anatomy III, 2021
Little lights anatomy III, 2021

16 x 16 cm. “Hahnemühle FineArt Baryta” paper, clothing, natural silk, graphite, ink and metallic thread

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Little lights anatomy IV, 2021
Little lights anatomy IV, 2021

16 x 16 cm. “Hahnemühle FineArt Baryta” paper, clothing, natural silk, graphite, ink and metallic thread

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Little lights anatomy VI, 2021
Little lights anatomy VI, 2021

16 x 16 cm. “Hahnemühle FineArt Baryta” paper, clothing, natural silk, graphite, ink and metallic thread

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Little lights anatomy V, 2021
Little lights anatomy V, 2021

16 x 16 cm. “Hahnemühle FineArt Baryta” paper, clothing, natural silk, graphite, ink and metallic thread

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Fireflie, 2021
Fireflie, 2021

33 x 33 cm. wood, natural silk and chrome ceramic silver color

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The scream, 2020
The scream, 2020

109 x 53 x 11 cm. wood, handcrafted paper, metallic thread, lace fabric and chrome ceramic silver color

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Printed in my heart, 2021
Printed in my heart, 2021

71 x 92 x 15 cm. (only stretchers 22 x 74 x 15 cm.)    _    (length x height x width) wood, clothing, lace fabric, thread, natural feather, plaster with metallic dyes and chrome ceramic silver color

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Honne (in the private), 2021
Honne (in the private), 2021

103 x 37,5 x 11 cm. wood, clothing, lace fabric, metallic thread and mother-of-pearl ceramic luster

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Tatemae (in the public), 2021
Tatemae (in the public), 2021

variable dimensions (piece: : 40 x 7,5 x 7,5 cm.) lace fabric, thread and chrome ceramic gold color

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Gold flower, 2021
Gold flower, 2021

105,5 x 75 cm. paper, lace fabric, ink and metallic thread

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Fireflies, 2021
Fireflies, 2021

144 x 74 x 18 cm. wood, natural silk and chrome ceramic silver color

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Comfrey, 2021
Comfrey, 2021

14 x 26 x 13 cm. natural silk, platinum ceramic luster, acupuncture and surgery needles

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Beautifying pain by NEREA UBIETO

Bodies. Moulded bodies, defined, classified, standardised, cut to the same pattern: medical, political, social, religious. Disciplined bodies, restricted, subjugated, corseted in fixed forms in which they do not recognise themselves. Inappropriate bodies, pathologised, exposed, deviant, judged, oppressed, abused. Surrendered bodies, frustrated and sick.

 

But also: different bodies, malleable, chaotic, inhabiting the outskirts. Free bodies, protesting, dissident; collectivities that struggle to find their place outside hegemony. Bodies that overflow, shout, resist, manifest, heal their wounds, and rise from their ashes. Bodies that grow sideways, forge alliances, and turn their vulnerability into strength.

The scar indicates rupture with an earlier state, but it also demonstrates the existence of a previous stage, one that, therefore, belongs to us. The mark of struggle and the trace of resistance. Only by uncovering the wound can it be healed.

Gaze through other eyes, beautify the pain.

To embark on converging lines towards a vanishing point is to go beyond our own territory, but it also means knowing how to redirect that which does not interest us; to uproot and forge new connections. The rhizome can be interrupted, but it continues to grow through any of its parts. Rivero’s bodies are En Fuga (in flight): looking for other favourable portions of land, expanding their territory, and communicating with other bodies as natural movement, inherent to humankind. Interdependence is the key to a network of corporalities that nourish each other and can also be found in their pain. In this sense, multiple links are established with the reflections of Judith Butler, a philosopher concerned with the suffering of bodies, which she understands as "instances entangled in a network of social relations, enabling everything that, in her words, makes life worthwhile: friendship, passion, desire"[1].

With remarkable aesthetic sensitivity, Romina Rivero draws us into her particular symbolic universe in which, in an exquisite but forceful way, she is able to transport us from the overwhelming socio-political reality to spiritual respite and calm. In her process, she never conceals, but rather elevates and dignifies. She undertakes the task of beautifying pain by allowing bodies to express their true essence.

[1] LÓPEZ, SILVIA (2019). Los cuerpos que importan en Judith Butler, p. 38. (Paragraph translated by Anna Moorby), Dos Bigotes, A.C.

IKIGAI, 2021

84,5 x 2,13 x 14 cm.

wood, metallic thread and chrome ceramic silver color

FIREFLIES ANATOMY (serie), 2021

42 x 60 cm.

“Awagami Kozo” paper, clothing, natural silk, graphite and metallic thread

FIREFLIES ANATOMY III

LITTLE LIGHTS ANATOMY (SERIE), 2021

16 x 16 cm.

“Hahnemühle FineArt Baryta” paper, clothing, natural silk, graphite, ink and metallic thread

LITTLE LIGHTS ANATOMY II 

FIREFLIES, 2021

33 x 33cm.

wood, natural silk and chrome ceramic silver color

THE SCREAM, 2020

53,5 x 109 x 11,5 cm.

Wood, handcrafted paper, metallic thread, lace fabric and chrome ceramic silver color

PRINTED IN THE HEART, 2021

71 x 92 x 15 cm. (only stretchers 22 x 74 x 15 cm.)    _    (length x height x width)

wood, clothing, lace fabric, thread, natural feather, plaster with metallic dyes and chrome ceramic silver color

HONNE (in the private), 2021

37,5 x 103 x 11 cm.

wood, clothing, lace fabric, metallic thread and mother-of-pearl ceramic luster

TATEMAE (in the public), 2021

variable dimensions (piece: : 40 x 7,5  x 7,5 cm.)

lace fabric, thread and chrome ceramic gold color

GOLD FLOWER, 2021

105,5 x 75 cm.

paper, lace fabric, ink and metallic thread

FIREFLIES, 2021

144x74x18 cm.
wood, natural silk and chrome ceramic silver color

COMFREY, 2021

14,5 x 26 x 13 cm.

natural silk, platinum ceramic luster, acupuncture and surgery needles

FIREFLIES ANATOMY I

FIREFLIES ANATOMY II

LITTLE LIGHTS ANATOMY I

LITTLE LIGHTS ANATOMY III

LITTLE LIGHTS ANATOMY IV

LITTLE LIGHTS ANATOMY V

LITTLE LIGHTS ANATOMY VI