Silvia Poloto - Room 223
I am drawn to the idea of abstraction, where meaning is not absolute but suggestive. Throughout my career I have worked in many different media: drawing, printmaking, painting, photography and sculpture to name a few. My photographic works, at the core, are “equivalents” of reality. That is to say, I create scenes or objects to be photographed, rather than illustrate existential situations. The process is an internal one inspired by personal experiences and imagination.
My latest body of work combines processes I have used in the past, expressing the visual vocabulary I have already learned in new contexts. I begin by building plexiglass boxes, filling some of them with resin and others with wax. I then make drawings, which I print on transparent film and build up in layers on top of each box. I repeat this process until I am satisfied with the result.
For more information about Silvia Poloto, please visit her website.