Magazine article Sculpture

Buenos Aires

Magazine article Sculpture

Buenos Aires

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Elena Dahn

Del Infinito Gallery

Del Infinito Gallery opened its 2014 season with a show of works by Elena Dahn, an artist who uses plas- ter and silicone to create abstract volumes that occupy both walls and floors. Simple materials and an economy of resources are the build- ing blocks of a language that she uses to articulate a nonfigurative, yet unconventionally narrative regis- ter, appealing to the minimal with- out being Minimalist while focusing on organic shapes. Her subjectivity is always present even when she consciously seeks a certain ambigu- ity and neutrality in her forms. There's also a strong sexual motif, which adds sensuality to her work.

Dahn's works have become increas- ingly disturbing over the years- deeper, more abstract, and more synthetic, they never compromise a complexity that allows for multiple interpretations. She forces her mate- rials, tests their flexibility, and man- ages to take advantage of a tradition that breaks formal structure while still maintaining a sense of harmony. What captures the viewer's attention is the materials, which take on the role of protagonists. …

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