EUR 7,200 + VAT
Daca (Grass in Cajono Zapotec), 2019
Mixed media, red corn on petates
74 x 85 cm
About this work
Supinska uses ground corn as the pigment of her paints, here in a muted red– which, along with blue, yellow, and white are the original locally-occurring colors. The corn paint dries into a coarse yet delicately cracked texture which contrasts with the woven background is a depiction of one grass through another which can be read as a tribute to simple, sustainable living.
MAGDA SKUPINSKA BIOGRAPHY
Magda Skupinska (born Warsaw, 1991) has lived in London and Mexico since completing her MA at the Royal College of Art in 2017. Her 2019 show Layú (meaning ‘land’ in Isthmus Zapotec, a language native to parts of Oaxaca) combined motifs abstracted in a contemporary manner with indigenous cultural traditions: the ground of her paintings is formed by palm leaves, meticulously woven in a technique passed down across generations of women, by five members of the Zapotec community in Santo Domingo Albarradas, Mexico. Where the established canon of 20th-century painting is often presented as individualistic, male, and urban, Skupinska’s work is collective, female, and closely tied to nature.
Nabata (Width in Isthmus Zapotec), 2019
EUR 10,100 + VAT