Although, Pepa Prieto’s work shares a lot in common with the familiar gender of still life and abstraction, each painting reveals the language she uses to explore memory and personal narratives. The proximity or distance of an object, the gestural mark, the clarity or haziness of details is similar to how our memory works, with its gaps and inconsistencies. The way Pepa Prieto builds her compositions is a tool to retrieve and forge new connections between disparate pieces of memory. Through their visual realignment on the canvas, they get a meaning. The paintings act as vehicles for the viewer’s own memory recall and story telling. Pepa Prieto creates a fertile ground of experimentation, weaving the stories of her life together with those of others.
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