"Art is a bridge to connecting my inner world with the outside world."
My Hanami - Ritual Performance in Berlin 2022
We reach the path of planted cherry trees and leave behind the remains of the wall that separated the two German states and Europe. Fortunately, that time is long
I listen to the birds and their various songs, the intermittent silences that create a different sonority in which I can drop and feel the sun, the silence that removes the tensions of the now on this side of the planet. What was once a violent dividing wall is now planted with sakura - cherry blossoms, a Japanese cherry tree that blossoms every spring, thanks to Japan, which knows wars, with its symbol of trees and flowers, a gift for me who has just moved to Berlin.
Lying under the domes of the trees and seeing the blue sky crackle through the pink branches and flowers is an experience that opens the heart and the senses, that sensitises you without words, and I think it was at that moment that my intention to make a symbolic celebration art performance was born.
Five Sculptures by Matilde Cánepa González
1. Generación postrera desde una abeja, 18x17x4 cm, Año 2005,
2. Lalage reposa, 4x15x4 cm, Año 2005,
3. Churuni se prepara a volar, 12x16x4 cm, Año 2005
4. Durmiente lunar, 18x13x4 cm, Año 2005
5. Kayay mira el sendero, 15,5x12,5x4 cm, Año 2005
MY CONNECTION TO POETRY AND VISUAL ART
I work in the creation of sculptures, objects, installations, visual actions and I write about creativity, art pedagogy, reflections on contemporary art and
My early relation with poetry and literature led me to experiment with my sculptural work as a kind of writing through the different materials, as you observe and touch the graphism between reliefs and textures of the sculptures or in gestural brushstrokes in painting.
On lockdown, everyday I had been sitting in my studio at home for drawing. I was looking how the blossoming coming at the springtime, in the small garden. In the afternoon I looked for a terrace near my house, to feel the sun, while I am drawing at the same time.
This is a part of my way, how I managed every day during, I asking myself for the meaning of the lockdown situation.
Here a detail of my painting "Spring 2020"
„Cartografía Orgánica“ Traveling exhibition in Berlin August 29th - September 5th
Exhibition 2001 in Berlin
'Religious Syncretism in the Caribbean and Brazil'
Sculpture installation proposal.
Where different materials intervened in its realization.
Ancient door intervened with pieces of stoneware and oxides burned in high tempera in oxidation atmosphere, electric oven in the workshop of a German ceramist in Berlin who lent me his workshop to work.
Project "Ideario de transeúnte"
This painting is part of a series of paintings made for the exhibition project "Ideario de transeúnte". Trying this way my experience of living in Spain, Tenerife.
Soft textures, line plays and the contrast of black on the different shades of blue, suggesting a certain movement of marine waters.
Painting Paper mixedmedia.
Measurements: 11,5 X 11,9 inch (39 x 29 cm).
The Philosophy of Art
The function of art .... "bringing to consciousness the highest aspirations of the spirit" Hegel's Philosophy of Art, "bringing to consciousness" is a process of realising ... by Herbert Read from Art and Alienation.
The Art I do has to do with the cosmic, physical
and organic relationship nature. In space, it is at the same time an atom, a cell, a deep breath, an ovule and spermatozoa, in microcosm and in the dust of stars der macrocosm.
I am letting the images appear and they are forming a kind of cosmogony, where I include myself in a geographical area, a continent, a planet within a galaxy barely intuited in its magnitude of universality, which allows me to swim among the fantasy of the infinite, of this presence Lunar girdle bordering body, border of a body.
Reflections on Art and its poetics. M.C.G.
Detail of a sculpture 'GACETA LUNAR' , material: silver leaf, teakwood, stoneware, acrylic.
Painting with Watercolors
The magic of Totem
The symbol of the totem denotes the mythical connection of the human being with nature and its manifestations, as in the form of animals, plants,
but also mountains, rivers or springs.
The knowledge of the human connection with the phenomena of nature is deep and is rooted in the collective unconscious, in the transpersonal.
In today's so-called sophisticated, technically rational world, this knowledge has often been lost. The loss of this knowledge leads to the impoverishment of mental development and individual creativity.
Totems as archetypal archetypes form a bridge between the collective unconscious and the development of the individual unconscious in human
existence. This knowledge was cultivated among original peoples by the shamans and found its expression in the form of symbolic images, as in totems.
Today it can be artists who have deeper access to that content of the collective
unconscious, which they show us through some artistic works to get a glimpse of the original, of the transpersonal.
'Cartografia Orgánica' Exhibition opened in Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz from 4 to 29 October 2018
Poetry reading, accompanied by the poet Elica Ramos and musician Juan Mesa. Thanks to Pedro Galindo, the dear friend and photographer, for his sensitive and attentive clicks, during the opening of the exhibition.