Teresa Currea translates her fascination for religious iconography into her meticulous and detailed language of drawing, assemblage and collage.
It is the first time Teresa Currea adresses the theme of her most recent exhibition "Altars and Devotions". In it, the artist refers to the aesthetic experience of visiting sacred places. Marvled at the variety of elements through which beliefs are communicated, the artist reccurs to architecture, color, shapes, and personages, among others, to create her universes from a new perspective.
Sacred iconography has remained, throughout the history of art, an enigmatic issue, not only to those who have dedicated themselves to its study, but also for those who have had the opportunity to experience it. There is an abundant variety, and the artist has decided to focus on four main currents whose images she finds fascinating: Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity and Islam.
The artist translates her fascination for religious iconography into her meticulous and detailed language of drawing, assemblage and collage. She is attempting to convey what she experienced when confronted with these materialized beliefs, and how it isn't necessary to pratcice them, in order to be moved or touched. This experience
appeals to a human sensitivity that transcends the need to understand, and is instead almost instinctive and inexplicable.