Root Natura groups pieces of four series that have as a thread the transformation, the resignification and the importance of the history and social memory. These being some of the most relevant starting points for his artistic production.
An individual exhibition by Aixa Portero, took place from June 6th to July 19th, 2019, at La Cometa, the prestigious contemporary art gallery in Bogota, Colombia. La Cometa was interested to show the installation “The Roots of the Flight”, previously presented at two international contemporary art museums, and at the international contemporary art fair ArtVilnius19, in Lithuania.
The centerpiece is a series of books with a black cover, suspended by a thin thread, whose letters have fallen to the ground, in a silent ethereal hush. These ‘book-roofs’ invite the viewer to walk under them, experiencing the sense of individual spheres and at the same time the collective expanse of our social fabric. There is a duality in the flight of the letters: where on the one hand, overthrowing their burden, those heavy letters open the door to a serene peace, inviting rewriting a personal elevation, on the other they emanate a complaining silence, as if the absence of those letters confirms an unavoidable loss of values and culture.
In addition to some pieces from her known series “LibrEs Plumas” (Free/Books Feathers), the “Poem Books” series was also presented at the exhibition, expanding this series with some new works. In it, the contradiction and the duality emanate again. Branch feathers sprout from inert roots, life emanates from the stone, the natural means are reversed, and the void is transformed into a creative generator. The static state does not exist; it gives way to a diverse, different unit, in full change, like life itself. The universe is a harmonious unit; everything becomes a “here-now”, and harmonizing opposites leads us to flow with nature. As in “Poiesis”, it transforms “non-being” into “being”, where nature and its care are essential for survival…