Let me take you to a unique universe where reality and time disappear. Where rush and reason don’t exist. Only an emotional dialogue between our intimate core and the mirror of those emotions, this is where Lidia Masllorens work lives.
I was asked to go to her studio and try to portray the feeling of her work and her. It was a very special moment but also frightening because since Christmas I just could not find or feel any creativity nor inspiration in my work and I was stuck into organising my back catalogue, it’s useful but not very satisfying. I felt like I didn’t have anything else to give, Winter can be dull when the light is flat and bi-dimensional. So I was terrified.
Only needed to move there and hope for the best, say yes and go for it, Doing a short trip to my home country was enough really. The sun just burns into your eyes and the blues become so vibrant, the sand almost red brick and the brain stops to think and the heart starts to breath.
Lidia’s studio is her universe, it’s unique and it’s a mess, mess everywhere, and yet every brush, every cable, every wall it’s a click from my camera, her expressions of discomfort when she doubts, her tiredness, her laugh, her generosity all become clear in her final work, but they are also her and you at the same time, a mirror. Dirt becomes beauty or more like she tries to debeautify our world.
Art first sight her work seems like a pretty cartoon, when you look close her work is full of texture and it’s so much depth you get lost into it.
I just love her as a person and her work which by her words is also us and how we see ourselves. One Art critic thinks she is like Manolo Valdes in a sense that she deconstructs reality and that is accurate.
I hope this pictures can transmit just that.