ANGELA DE LA CRUZ

PINCH

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Angela has created a painting for each box. She says that “the work is about the pinch you get when you are folding clothes or a bit like a folded page of a book that is closed in a hurry. I wanted to use an everyday colour for the work, so I thought that yellow will be perfect for that. The way the material or body changes when it is disturbed, how it is changing, it interests me a lot.”

At first glance de la Cruz’s paintings appear to have been vandalised or flagrantly abused. Mangled stretchers, slashed canvases, twisted and violated, are hung on the wall like macabre trophies, and yet it is this deliberate and systematic desecration of the canvases which informs the end result.  “The moment I cut through the canvas I get rid of the grandiosity of painting”.