Desplazamiento de Capas 3 - Layer Slip, 2021

by Michelle Prazak

Painting : oil, acrylic, canvas 27.6 x 47.2 x 2 inch


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Painting: oil, acrylic, canvas

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27.6 x 47.2 x 2 inch Height x Width x Depth


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Abstract artworks


Geometric abstraction




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Origin: United States

Oil and Acrylic on canvas and Jute.

Serie "Layer Slip"

Michelle Prazak's

Intuitively and spontaneously, his plastic language was born; abstract, geometric, and with a marked interest in immaterial and illusory aspects, capable of activating visual and sensory perception through the exploration of concepts such as time or space.

Thus, in his works composed of planes, devising notions of movement and spatial relationships as if it were a grammatical tool that allows him to flow in his speech, or the vision of an infinite melody that plays in a coming and going with the light, imbalances, and the tension between the flat surface and the illusion of three-dimensional space. Beyond a simple reduction of form to geometric design, he leads the viewer towards a poetic contemplation that is marked by the here and now.

In "Support Mechanisms" Michelle Prazak proposes an exploration of the possibilities of form from a perceptual journey that oscillates from fragment to totality and from totality to fragment. Using her characteristic geometric language, the artist creates various series of works based on the repetition of elements that mesh together forming fragmentary wholes, and that operate, in a certain way, in the manner of visual synecdoches: they refer us from the part to the whole. and from the whole to the part. But they also simultaneously point to the idea of ​​equality, as well as the notion of difference.

In each of the series gathered, Prazak puts into play a different logic that governs the relationships between the formal and/or material elements that make up the works, perhaps as a way of investigating the perception of the sets and the disintegrations.

In "Layer Slip", the distribution and size of rectangular shapes (overlapping canvases, but also painted color areas) seem to respond to proportionality relationships (based on multiples: halves, doubles, quarters, etc.), but also to aesthetic relationships. for surface finishes and contrasts of light and color and texture.
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Michelle Prazak, Desplazamiento de Capas 3 - Layer Slip

Michelle Prazak's work engages the viewer´s perceptual experience through geometric form, challenging their conception of space. Confronting the impression of immaterial dimension and movement, her work provokes the gaze and promotes alternative modes of seeing. In experiencing her work, it is inevitable for a contemplation and subtle interpretation of space and time to take place.

Michelle Prazak (b. 1977) lives and works in Lima, Peru. She holds an MA in Fine Arts from the Byam Shaw School of Art - Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design (London) where she was recipient to a Bloomberg Scholarship. She has also attended Escuela de Artes Plasticas Corriente Alterna in Lima, and Instituto Lorenzo di Medici in Florence, Italy for studio art, art history and theory. 

After completing her studies in pedagogy at the University of London,  she has been a painting and drawing lecturer at sveral european institutions including University of the Arts in Florence and the Shadwell Centre in London. Her work is represented by several major private and public collections in Perú and abroad, and has been auctioned at the Phoenix Art Museum, at the Museo de Arte de Lima, and at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston.

Selected exhibitions include: Mecanismos de Soporte – Galería Impakto (Lima), Plano Sobre Plano – Galería Impakto (Lima),  Aproximaciones Geométricas – Galería Enlace (Lima), Geometría Suspendida – Galería Impakto (Lima), Shifting the Gaze – The Mission Projects (Chicago),  Jóvenes Artistas – Artespacio (Santiago), Shadow Dancing – Galería Impakto (Lima), Marked Pages II - Sicardi Gallery (Houston), Geometría y Abstarcción – El Museo (Bogotá), Outliers - The Mission Projects (Chicago), Movements in Time and Space- The Mission Projects (Chicago), Off The Grid- The Mission Projects (Houston), Ten Bulls- Temporary Agency (NY), Transiciones en Tiempo y Espacio- Forum (Lima), Sammer Gallery (Miami), Henry Moore Gallery RCA (London), Nylon Gallery (London), Berliner Kuntsproject (Berlin).

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