In recent times, especially during the pandemic, Maru Quiñonero, far from her group compositions of combined colours, began to draw solitary, monochrome figures. An aesthetic and reflective exercise that serves as an allegory of a society that, without precedent, was able to unite as a whole moved by loneliness and unease. Maru takes good intentions as iconography and translates them into an arsenal of colours in what may be her most symbolically charged exhibition to date.
During the summer of 2021, she collects and summarises her ideas about human behaviour and the parallels with her work in 4 simple keys. […]
[…] BIEN is an exhibition of 78 drawings where the unique, single-coloured form is the protagonist.
But a single form accompanied. A repertoire of organic forms that are repeated to emphasise the collectivity that defines us. Pure alliteration staged, universal and individual. Because we are all much more alike than we imagine and like to think. There is no such thing as genius, individualism or originality when you go beyond mere appearance. We are all, and I am talking about humanity, beyond races, creeds, genders and conditions, united by a series of basic and intrinsic, primary values that appear when we dismantle the rough bark that we insist on inhabiting. We are all so similar that it scares us. […]
[…] This project is born from the anthropocentric idea that we are not alone even though we believe we are the center of everything. center of everything. It aims to be a kind of mirror, a positive allegory of society and of the human being. Of the generous human being. It is a dedication to our generosity and nobility. That is the meaning of ‘Bien’, a great prism in memory of when we were our best version. […]
On the occasion of this very special exhibition, the artist has curated a selection of works and texts around abstraction. With a foreword by Juan Manet Bonet, Maru Quiñonero’s book promises a journey far beyond the artist’s work and what we know of her. An introspective odyssey never experienced before.
All the texts used have been extracted from this volume.