Manuela García: On the Surface

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in or organising a public festival/exhibition/event


On The Surface, Manuela García’s solo exhibition at PEANA examines the logics of the painterly surface. Composed of soft brushstrokes and fragmented geometric shapes, the surfaces of García’s work possess an allure that is however subdued by the use of beeswax top coating. Through her painting, García prompts an unconventional and sensuous experience. The semitranslucent and frail wax surfaces/skins grant the underlying geometric forms an ethereal quality, pushing them towards the threshold of invisibility. The forms appear both revealed and concealed; they seem to exist somewhere between what we can perceive and what we cannot fully know. Invoking intense sensations and physical states, the work expands the parameters of what hapticality can mean for the experience of an apparently visual art such as painting. In García’s work painting becomes an event more than a cultural object. — Aline Hernández
Period26 Nov 202213 Jan 2023
Event typeExhibition
LocationMexico City, MexicoShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational