Mersuka Dopazo sees her work as a “travelogue from unexpected territory.”
The Spanish artist creates large-scale naïve-style collages using fabric and hand-made, natural papers. These special textures are sourced all over the world directly from the craftsman, from locations such as Italy and Spain.
Often densely patterned, the papers and fabrics are juxtaposed with gestural line, pigment and areas of gessoed white canvas, the collages exploring the balance of color and the relationship between positive and negative space. Unexpected connections form between clashing textures and motifs and between the regularity of pattern and the free form of broken graphite and improvised color. Contrasting modes of creativity are illustrated - rhythm and order versus sinuous spontaneity.
Mersuka Dopazo’s works have been exhibited extensively in the UK, the USA, Canada, Singapore, Hong Kong and Europe. Dopazo lives and works between Madrid and Bali.