Leiko Ikemura at the Fundación Caja de Burgos
March 5 - May 30, 2021
Fundación Caja de Burgos
Leiko Ikemura has composed for the Caja de Burgos CAB Art Center a warning to an increasingly suffocating society through a serene work, a transcript of the artist´s personality, but in which the viewer is given the mission of contributing mystery to the narrative and turning it into something fantastic or, on the contrary, keeping it in the realm of reality. They are hybrid forms, as the artist herself points out, in which the use of materials close to the earth - ceramics, bronzes, pigments - reinforce the representation of beings equated in their vital condition. Human figures transmuted into trees, personified plant organs and animals crossed by herbal attributes speak to us of a world in which the border between different species must be rethought.