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THE TEXTURE OF AWARENESS 
Meredith Dittmar

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The Texture of Awareness es la más reciente serie de la artista Meredith Dittmar que presenta obras en arcilla polimérica, escultura en acero y video. 

 

El lenguaje visual de Dittmar se origina en la práctica de bosquejar sus sentimientos y sensaciones y cambiar/jugar con la ubicación y los límites de la percepción. Dittmar regresa a su medio originario, la arcilla polimérica, y continúa su exploración en escultura en acero.

 

Dittmar basada en Portland, Oregón crea universos tridimensionales, experimentos en arcilla polimérica y papel, que se reúnen y fusionan espontáneamente en imágenes, animaciones, piezas de pared e instalaciones.

 

En el centro de su práctica está el impulso de expresar la naturaleza de la realidad de manera directa, mientras que, al mismo tiempo, existe una alegría brutal que empuja el límite de las cosas. Dittmar usa la creación artística como una forma de explorar, iluminar y romper los límites del yo condicionado y lidiar con las demandas externas de las identidades que asumimos. Adoptando un enfoque libre y sin obstáculos explora el momento inmediato y lo que surge en éste.

The Texture of Awareness is Dittmar's most explicit attempt to date to illuminate/accentuate the texture of awareness. Which is always available to see. The visual language originates from a practice of sketching her feelings and sensations and shifting/playing with the location and borders of perception. She returns to her native medium, polymer clay, and continues her exploration into steel. Bending the same form in multiple ways as our mind bends a singular infinite awareness into separate objects.

 

Artist Meredith Dittmar takes a freeform, unencumbered approach to her work, exploring the immediate moment and whatever arises in it. Small experiments in polymer clay and paper, gather and merge spontaneously into larger images, animations, wall pieces, or installations. At the heart of her practice is an urge to express the nature of reality directly and clearly, while at the same time, there exists a wild playfulness that pushes at the edges of things, craves innovation, and plumbs the unknown. She uses art-making as a way to explore, illuminate, and break down the boundaries of the conditioned self and grapple with the external demands of the identities we assume.

 

With an education primarily in engineering, computer science, and sociology, professional careers in interactive and design, and a decade as a full-time artist, with solo shows in Los Angeles, Portland, Istanbul, and Mexico City, she now harnesses all her selves, past and present, to bring complex projects of all kinds to life.