Argentinian artist known as Hyuro’s art makes use of negative space through a series of repeating figures, where the location of her work is integral to how we perceive it. Featured here on our blog, this has usually taken place in the streets. But whether she is mural painting, building installations, or showing her paintings in a gallery, Hyuro is making observations about life: framed by an empty white background, the people in her work demonstrate our relationships and how we interact with one another.
The artist will debut a new series of watercolor paintings in her upcoming solo show “Convivencia” at Dorothy Circus Gallery on June 9th, paired with a new mural, which she recently completed. The show mark’s Hyuro’s first in Rome. In her minimalist style, her works challenge stereotypes and address themes surrounding urban relationships, co-existence and the notion of being “alone together”. Separated by a wall of white, her subjects cluster in groups at the beach, at the office, and even when they are alone, they are often blindfolded and cannot see each other.
Many of the socio-political messages in her work revolve around women, particularly housewives, though Hyuro does not label herself a feminist. “The issue of women is recurrent in my work; it’s my reality,” Hyuro says. “I am a woman, mother, housewife, lover, friend and a professional, it is from this set of roles that most of my inspiration arises. The idea of “woman” plays an important role in my work, not only from her gender status, but also from her human condition, is the role that I know best and from which I can speak most honestly.”
“I think that beyond the fact that we could be accompanied in one way or another, we live all our life experiences from the perspective of loneliness. On the other hand the emptiness and loneliness that are reflected in my work in some way are the opposition to the constant pollution of information, advertising and entertainment in which we are immersed. I think there is some fear of facing the void and loneliness which I consider important in order to find ourselves.”