Photograph on canvas with paint and varnish applications. 37″ x 60″
#33-Untitled from Underwater Series
Luciana Abait: Into the Blue – The Underwater Series
Opening Reception: August 16, 2012 5:00 – 7:00 pm
August 16 – November 2, 2012
“Under the surface, my work explores themes of presence and absence through architectural landscapes found underwater in swimming pools. Walls, ladders, numbers and lines lose their sense of usefulness to attain a symbolic quality. Swimmers are presented as anonymous simple beings, insect-like, moving across vast liquid masses. Light is essential to creating surreal and theatrical atmospheres.”
Luciana Abait was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. From 1993 to 1997 she attended the National School of Fine Arts “Prilidiano Pueyrredon” in Buenos Aires. She also studied Art History at the University of Massachusetts and “Literature and Painting” at the University of Cambridge, England. Abait moved to Miami in 1997 and was a resident artist of the ArtCenter South Florida for 8 years. In 2005 she relocated to Los Angeles, where she now lives and works. She is currently a resident artist of 18th Street Arts Center in Santa Monica, California.