Susanne S.D.Themlitz_That patient labyrinth_09/05/15_11/04/15_Dossier
“A man proposes the task of drawing the world. Over the years he fills a space with images of provinces, kingdoms, mountains, bays, ships, islands, fish, rooms, instruments, stars, horses, and people. Shortly before his death, he discovers that that patient labyrinth of lines traces the image of his face.”
The maker, Jorge Luis Borges
With the title of That patient labyrinth, the artist Susanne S.D. Themlitz has created a project of drawings, sculptures, and paintings with which interweaves a map full of images that, as she says in a recent interview “we could call mental landscapes through which to navigate… stories of my work, visual interpretations of what I do, trips or exhibitions that I visited, memories of my past. Images that feed and feed each other back”.
Thus the artist unfolds through multiple perspectives and disciplines interested in recreating a “halftime” in the gallery. Your tools: fragments and remains that you claim make up images, elements with the appearance of rocks, Earth, branches or our own body.
As if he were an alchemist transforms the matter on the basis of conceptual reflections about the tradition of Visual Arts. The result is robust and fragile parts at the same time. This evokes a tireless gaze between the things, the concern and the intrigue of watching and, next to the calm that transmits the work.
In That patient labyrinth, at the Ángeles Baños Gallery, silence is maintained and its echoes as well.