Johanna Unzueta

Johanna Unzueta, June-July 2016 NYSantiago, 2016, watercolor, pastel pencil and needle holes on tinted paper - añil and fustic, 100 x 66.5 cm Johanna Unzueta, June-July 2016 NYSantiago, 2016, watercolor, pastel pencil and needle holes on tinted paper - añil and fustic, 100 x 66.5 cm

Born in Chile,1974. Lives and works in New York.

Through sculptures and installations Johanna Unzueta’s work intendes to bring into discussion the notion of labor, its technological, historical and social impact on the human condition. She uses materials such as fabric, wood, cardboard. How Johanna Unzueta manipulates these materials is as important as what is being represented, in this sense the notion of labor does not only exist as a social and historical context yet it is present in the fabrication of each artwork. Johanna Unzueta also has an interest in architecture, which is focused on its symbolic condition, its representetion of progress and human development. She combines objects in different scales, that intend to produce a shift in the viewer perception and participation, and also intend to bring into the work moment of subtle humor.

(Painting Now 2, 2018, Galleria Riccardo Crespi, Milano)