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Erlea Maneros Zabala

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Erlea Maneros Zabala is a painter who addresses the abstractions and absurd architectures of power. Her work involves collecting images and re-articulating them in artistic form, in the process transforming, in subtle or aggressive ways, how the picture communicates its information. She is interested in making visible the way that painting’s historical forms are constantly referenced in contemporary photography in advertising, of course, but also in documentary and news photography which are understood to represent “real” events. Made with watercolor or watered-down India ink, her paintings’ medium and style point back to these printed origins.

Erlea Maneros Zabala will apply watercolour paintings directly to the gallery walls at MURAM


1977, Bilbao, Basque Country. Lives and works in Los Angeles.
Erlea Maneros Zabala is a mixed media artist, creating wall paintings, drawings and image-based work in which the material processes intersect with museological and news media sources. She received her MFA from California Institute of the Arts in 2002. Her exhibitions include After The Final Simplication Of Ruins, Centro Cultural Montehermoso, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain, the backroom, Kadist Art Foundation, Paris, and Meanwhile, in another…, Sala Rekalde, Bilbao, Basque Country. She has had solo exhibitions at Carreras Mugica, Bilbao, Redling Fine Art, Los Angeles, Seamen’s Art Club, Hamburg, Germany, and Queen’s Nails Annex, San Francisco.

Written by cpsman8

March 30, 2010 at 6:05 pm

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