MERSUKA DOPAZO AND TERESA CALDERON
"The result of an unexpected encounter,
fascinating and long lasting"
Mersuka Dopazo and Teresa Calderón see their works as a ‘travelogue from unexpected territory’.
The Spanish artists create 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 and Teresa Calderón's works have been exhibited extensively in the UK, the USA, Canada, Singapore, Hong Kong and Europe.
Teresa Calderón and Mersuka Dopazo live and work between Madrid and Bali.