Leonor Ruiz Dubrovin is showing ‘Coexistence’, her first with Espacio Alexandra. Comprised of a series of oil paintings informed by cinematographic and theatre imagery, the works are installed in a way to create different visual ‘clues’, guiding the spectator through the show.
Leonor’s practice revolves around the synthesis of numerous dualities: authenticity and falsehood; representation and the suggestive, the individual and the collective, fiction and reality, body and mind, figuration and abstraction; her aim being to collapse these dialoguing dichotomies in order to create a new conceptual space.
‘Appearance and reality are two concepts which have been subjects of reflection from the very dawn of Philosophy. Nevertheless, I believe that they have never been so diluted, so unclear, as now, making it almost impossible to distinguish one from the other. Both the objects that surround us and our own identity change at such speed that by the time our mind has accepted the new forms these have already changed. (...) Leonor Ruiz Dubrovin expresses her vision of the 21st century as something imprecise. We merely sense the shapes in her paintings and it is our previous knowledge of the objects and bodies which completes the pictures. Throughout the history of art, the different ways in which artists have looked upon their own personal contexts have turned into the icons of eras that we remember through those eyes. (...) Leonor Ruiz Dubrovin invites the spectator to associate freely, as if looking at the unedited scenes of a film. The symbolic charge is the true script which coordinates in our mind the coexistence of these pictures. The show acts as a puff of opium, transporting us to a world of symbols where that imprecise appearance is perceived as an embrace.'
(extract from the text by María von Touceda)