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Johanna Unzueta
from the back of your mind, 2019

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

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    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

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