Johanna Unzueta
from the back of your mind, 2019
View Work
to Scale

Work On Paper

Paper dyed by hand with beetroot and onion, screen print

23.39 x 16.54 in

59.4 x 42.0 cm

Edition of 21

Signed and numbered by the artist


    Add to Wait List.
    Or, for alternative suggestions, contact our Art Advisors

    About The Work

    As part of Gasworks' 25th Anniversary, alumni artist Johanna Unzueta, who was in residence with her long-term collaborator Felipe Mujica in 2004, has produced an exclusive limited edition artwork. Each individual work in the series of 21 is unique and has been hand-made by the artist.

    To produce from the back of your mind (2019), Unzueta spent a week in residence at Gasworks creating a natural dye made from beetroot and onions, which was then applied to paper by hand in a variation of layers. The dyed paper has been screen printed with an original drawing that Unzueta specially produced for Gasworks. The resulting series of 21 works are each unique in colour and texture.

    Unzueta's drawings are created through a process that includes dyeing the paper with indigo, fustic or other organic pigments. Combined with abstract geometric patterns, her work puts in dialogue a history of geometric abstraction in Latin American contemporary art with traces of traditional indigenous craft practices, disrupting distinctions between art and craft. Her works, often intricate and time consuming, question labour and its technological, historic and social impacts on the human condition.

    Courtesy of Gasworks

    • Ships in 10 to 14 business days from United Kingdom.
    • This work is final sale and not eligible for return.
    • Questions about this work?
    • Interested in other works by this artist or other artists? We will source them for you.
    • Want to pay in installments?

    Contact an Artspace Advisor


    a treasure trove of fine art from the world's most renowned artists, galleries, museums and cultural institutions. We offer exclusive works you can't find anywhere else.


    through exclusive content featuring art news, collecting guides, and interviews with artists, dealers, collectors, curators and influencers.


    authentic artworks from across the globe. Collecting with us means you're helping to sustain creative culture and supporting organizations that are making the world a better place.


    with our art advisors for buying advice or to help you find the art that's perfect for you. We have the resources to find works that suit your needs.


    Artspace offers you authentic, exclusive works from world-renowned artists, galleries, museums and cultural institutions. Collecting with us helps support creative culture while bringing you art news, interviews and access to global art resources.