DG Lifter Planets
Bronze, 187 x 25 x 25 cm
About the artwork
In contrast to the artist’s earlier works of tangled hair and motion, for the past five years all her figures have had shaven heads - which does not make them any less angelical - and are usually nude, in a relaxed attitude. The pedestal - a fundamental component in all of Aurora Cañero's work - lays out the boundaries for their worlds, or, as in the case of "Observadores" [Watchers] and "Soñadores" [Dreamers], the horizons. Rather than expanding, the figures contract in on themselves: they stop, meditate, and above all, gaze.This purity of form (the artist makes anatomy seem like the simplest of the sciences) is doubtless accompanied by a more concrete narrative.
About the artist
Aurora Cañero was born in Madrid, Spain in 1940 and has been working with bronze for more than thirty years. Since 1964, she has taught at the School for Ceramics in La Moncloa, Spain. She is well known throughout Europe, South America and the United States and has had solo shows with galleries such as El Museo Gallery in Bogotá, Kreisler Gallery in Madrid and Barcelona and Revel Gallery in New York. Cañero is also well respected in the international art community and for the last decade has participated in international art shows such as F.I.A. International in Caracas, Kunst-Rai in Amsterdam, and the Chicago International Art Exposition where Chase Gallery was first introduced to Cañero by Enrique Santana, one of Chase Gallery's most recognized artists.Go to Aurora Canero's profile ›