We are pleased to present Nidal, the first exhibition of Victoria Civera at Galeria Joan Prats, which includes a series of objects and drawings made by the artist in recent years.
Nidal* symbolically describes Victoria Civera’s way of thinking in her work process, providing an order of rhythm and movement in her pieces, which grow slowly and haphazardly, weaving an infinite membrane made of materials, objects, surfaces, color and differentiating skins, as if they were isolated words.
Its development is a reflection without pause, between silences and whispers, where Civera seems to invite us to a journey, to a concentric experience based on a logic of poetical thought, where the artist goes to meet with the phrase, event, subject and work. Mixing vocabularies and hybridizing playfull syntax, exposing cracks where figuration and abstraction overflow their conventional boundaries, her work grows joining friction and senses, facing her childhood and recreating it with reflection, drama and humor.
The words of the poet Paul Valéry could approach us to the echo of Victoria Civera’s work: “Poet, it is not one image that I seek, but the marvelous group of all possible”.
* Creation, desire, illusion; principle, foundation, reason why it happens or pursue something: belief.
Refuge, interior, home, thinking, introspection, double mirror.
Victoria Civera (Port de Sagunt, Valencia, 1955) lives and works between New York and Saro, Cantabria. Among her solo exhibitions, there are Sueños inclinados, IVAM, Valencia (2011), Atando el cielo, CAC, Malaga (2010), Túnel eterno, Palacio de los Condes de Gabia, Granada (2006), and Bajo la piel, Espacio 1, MNCARS, Madrid (2005). She has also participated in exhibitions in art centers such as CGAC Santiago de Compostela, MAS Santander, Caixaforum Barcelona, Mumok- Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Viena, MACBA Barcelona. Her work is at institutions and museums’ collections such as MNCARS, IVAM, CAC Málaga, Es Baluard de Palma, Artium Vitoria-Gasteiz, Colección Banco de España, Col·lecció “la Caixa” or Patio Herreriano Valladolid.