Rebeca Mendoza: Cognitive Intuition
The vestiges of painting reveal before us a variety of paths guided by distinct conceptions that survive the passing of time. Luckily, however, these guides are porous enough to allow for new proposals or searches. The opening of a personal space within the chaos of a multiplicity of images and meanings is a very complex ethical, aesthetical and spiritual task. In this sense, the work of Rebeca Mendoza asserts itself, with the authority irradiating from a singular experience, in such a revised field as is the field of abstraction, where it becomes difficult to devise new paradigms. It underlies in her, unchanged, the power of the liberation held by art as a practice and it reflects back an intimate image together with the emergence of a personal and tenacious search. Her repertoire is a tribute to the artists she admires, but her strategies, her ways of constructing meaning, shine with vitality and renovation. The art in her works responds to a mixed model that combines and nourishes itself throughout the process that gives rise to pictorial experience. It is intuitive and conscious, a synthesis between the tempest of abstract expressionism and the explicit clarity of color field painting. Her work on the plane is based on overlapping layers of shapes and meaning. The upper layers exhibit traces of the gestural intervention of the artist with organic shapes, stains and lines, fast textures that challenge the plane and assert the physical presence of the painting. The inner layers, between graphism and symbols, suggest archetypes that the spectator, intrigued, seeks to uncover. This tension generated by reading between abstraction and the traces of an unresolved meaning modifies the increasingly inactive traditional agreement between the artist and the public. These works are a return to innocent contemplation through a dynamic and exciting experience.
Member of the Argentine Association of Art Critics (AACA)