Lorenza Panero New York, NY, b. 1959
Light is the principal medium I use, to obscure and reveal, to construct and rebuild what is real or imaginary, to shorten the distance between the artist and the viewer.
My work comes from a preoccupation with language as it describes memory. As in poetry, there is a shorthand of expression that creates multiple layers of meaning and understanding. Like memory, the intent is the articulation of a space that encompasses experience, the lived life. Emotional transparency is paramount in the work. Visual language is tangible interpretation and carries the weight of experience.
Light is the principal medium I use, to obscure and reveal, to construct and rebuild what is real or imaginary, to shorten the distance between the artist and the viewer. I question the elements and push them to a place that expands meaning. Through paint or technology, every medium is an extension of the self, a tool in understanding the challenges and the accomplishments in life. This is the unique power of art.
In sum, the practice of mark-making, whatever the medium, is a way of moving backwards and forward in time and in space. It is here that the fragility of our existence becomes clear, and this is where we experience the epiphany of the encounter with beauty.
Luminography, is essentially an expanded method of photogram made in the darkroom. The prints are UNIQUE, they are camera-less, no negatives, no reproduction, no computer-aided correction. The colors are true, in the light, and the conceptual process differs mainly from paint in that in light, all colors make white, while in pigment all colors make black. So there is an inherent opposite, a positive-negative thinking that takes place, and essentially a layered methodology to construct the images. I baptized these works luminographs because they are light-filled and luminous, while a photogram is usually based on shadow.
Manipulated or Not?A photography group show 5 - 31 Mar 2022MANIPULATED OR NOT There is much more than meets the eye. By Constanza Ontiveros Valdés Featuring the works of Colombian photographers Mario Arroyave, Luciano Denver, Olga Gabrielle, Max Steven Grossman, Santiago Harker, Jairo Llano, Lorenza Panero and Maritza Wild-Chateau Is photography a reflection or construction of reality? Can it be...