Montserrat Alsina

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Artist Statement:
In the past few years I have been drawing the human figure which has been the most difficult task I have ever encounter as an artist. I feel that I have just started a journey exploring the lines that define the amazing forms of the human body. It has been a challenge and so far, I have enjoyed every minute of it. I look forward to what lies ahead, keeping open to all the possibilities of what I can create as I learn to travel on this path. And the next paragraph I had to do it in Spanish: Desde tiempos inmemoriales la raza humana a trazado caminos en todas direcciones. De África partió hacia todos los puntos de la tierra y desde entonces sus pies no descansan, han cruzado montañas, desiertos, ríos, mares y tendido puentes de norte a sur, de este a oeste, por mar, por aire y por tierra y siempre buscando un mejor lugar para vivir y donde establecer sus semillas. El gran poeta Manuel Machado escribió, “Caminante no hay camino, se hace el camino al andar.” The work I do comes from a place deep inside, from that place of silence called co-creating, a dialogue with the inner self, an expression of feelings, emotions, and senses; of the effects of the environment and of people surrounding us. In order for me to express myself I need to not only use drawing, printmaking and painting but also incorporate movement, video, sound, lighting and the written word. Creating for me is like a breath, dancing, stretching, moving, making that first line on the surface plane, using a brush, a roller, charcoal or conte to make marks; filling the spaces with textures and colors, and different movements emerge, like dancing on the surface, creating infinite mazes where the eye of the viewer can travel and immerse in a world of dichotomies, of wonders, joy, stability and chaos.
Relationship to Chicago:
I have lived in Chicago since 1985. Ever since I arrived I have been involved with the art community, collaborating to make this city a great art place in company of an amazing array of very talented artists. I have worked with children and adults teaching and making art. I have several murals that can be seen at either of the airports as well as outside the El Station on Randolph Street.
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Chicago, IL
Art Form:
Multi-Media, Performance.Performance.