Valeria Latorre

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The analysis of self perception in meditation during the first lockdown in solitude generated thoughts which genuineness had to be proved.

What is introspection, reflexivity?

Would self-reflection generate an infinite truth which is perceived as finite?

What is infinity? Would infinity reflect the truth?

The search to explore these questions revealed the interconnection between many theories and concepts ranging from Mathematics to Advaita Vedanta philosophy, whose answers are hidden in the visual work that emerged during this period of time.

The theories on self-luminosity of consciousness (svaprakasata) in particular reflect the essence of this visual project, just as light does not need a second light in order to be revealed so consciousness does. Water is depicted as a lens which mirrors at the same time the light penetrating from one side and its own shadow on the other side, reflecting an infinite texture of light directly to our eye, creating a finite image. Its motion through time and space defines its natural shape and responsiveness to external elements. Silent observation comes from calmness that was given by a normalized strangeness state generated by a collective isolation (lockdown) surrounding my isolation escapes, created to protect my energy and use it wisely.

Svaprakasata II
Acrylic on Dibond Panel 100 x 120 cm 2021
Svaprakasata VI
Acrylic on Canvas 137 x 140 cm 2022
Work Credit: 
Mauro Colloca

Self-taught artist with a scientific background. She believes Art and Science are deeply connected, continuous researches driven by inspiration and intuition and structured by studying and experimenting.

Her artistic research mainly focused on water compound. Exploring and expressing its wholeness from a scientific, philosophical and visual point of view, with a special attention to the interaction between water and light at a human perception level.

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New York
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