Paula Valenzuela

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My artwork explores the connection of darkness and light within us, the complexity of layers that we show to others and to ourselves. Covering and uncovering, scratching to unveil the essence, what is underneath the multiple layers.
Through art I express the flowing journey of discovering my inner self and it’s relationship to nature.
Without having preconceived ideas of what I will create, I like to be open to that moment where I can be fully present. Therefore, I use material like pouring mediums, fluid acrylics and resins and allow a flowing movement, creating a surprise every time.
The colors and textures of the desert and landscape of my home country, Chile, inspire me to connect to my origins. The combination of natural and mineral colors result in images seem directly related to patterns found throughout the natural world, microscopic or aerial.