Image of artwork titled "Te extraño mucho (I Miss You So Much)" by Fernanda Laguna

Fernanda Laguna, Te extraño mucho (I Miss You So Much), 2018
Acrylic paint on canvas with cut-outs
23 × 19 inches

Fernanda Laguna (born Hurlingham, Buenos Aires, 1972) is considered one of the most influential Argentinean artists of her generation, due to her vision —seamlessly blending art and life— and her multifaceted art practice which centers on visual art but includes celebrated poetry and novels, the creation of a series of alternative cultural spaces, and an effective on-going social practice which she has carried on for over 18 years in the marginalized shantytown of Villa Fiorito.
Her work relies on an immediacy of expression of her subjectivity and desire; appropriation of local popular handcrafts and iconography; an interest in precarious materials used in domestic contexts and, at the same time, in classic Latin American Modernist painterly traditions such as geometric abstraction or surrealism, which she appropriates and turns upside down by incorporating playful feminist connotations.

This work belongs to the “Abstract Shapes that Look Like Something” series, where black biomorphic shapes stand against a distant metaphysical horizon —often acting as humans— on canvases with slashes and cut-outs which remind us that the realm of the social always crosses through the artworks. 



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