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Extensive blue
Sofía Táboas


Large format installation composed of glass in various shades of blue that occupy the main wall of the South Gallery reflecting the surrounding gallery. The artist piece relies on her interest for several materials such as plastic, construction elements, swimming pool tiles, leather, stone and paper, among others; often intensifies the characteristics thereof to isolate, contrast or build with them, installations and sculptural proposals.


Her creative process does not transform the material into a different one, but delves into the essence to potentiate them. Sometimes glass at plain sight becomes water; and water turn abstract landscape on paper. The intention is not transfigure, but unleash the possibilities of matter: in this flow results sensitize the senses, appealing to the touch. Detailed observation is inevitable.


Her topic for research is space, natural and artificial; and how it is constructed, it transformed, thinks and perceives. The lines of work that she developed are defined by watching the elements within her work: live or artificial plants, tiles and equipment for pools, construction materials, plastics and glossy materials, as well as sculptures with fire and light, among others.


The artist uses these elements to the construction of facilities and structures trafficable. His practice, in many cases, generates a threshold or boundary between various elements can be dissimilar or even irreconcilable. These stylistic characteristics of his work decisions are likely to form habitats, perception and movement exercises and even new protozoan lives. Táboas works based on contrasts despite formal simplicity that characterizes his work and which relates their projects with concrete repertoire and neo povera.


Opening: Saturday November 26 2016, 12:00 hrs.


Sofía Táboas (Mexico City, 1968). She studied Bachelor of Visual Arts (1986-1990) at the National School of Plastic Arts of the UNAM. In the Nineties he founded and joined the Alternative Space Themistocles 44, in Mexico City.


Some of his most notable exhibits are: Stone principle, RAC Foundation, Spain (2014); Reviews. Surfaces limits, Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil (2011), Five floating gardens for five stones, Casa del Lago Juan José Arreola (2009), Pacific Blue, Barragan House (2008) Silvestre, Room Arte Publico Siqueiros (2002).


Her work has been included in group exhibitions at institutions such as FRAC Bourgogne, Dijon, France (2014); Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City (2013); Museum of Latin American Art, MOLAA, Long Beach, California (2012); University Museum of Contemporary Art, MUAC-UNAM (2008); The Moore Building, Miami (2002). She currently lives and works in Mexico City. 















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