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White Gray Black

About this artist

Source: Oxford University Press

Spanish Catalan sculptor and draughtswoman. She studied at the Real Accademia Catalana de Bellas Artes de San Jorge in Barcelona. Her first solo exhibition was in 1980 at the Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona, where she showed large-scale hanging canvases. During the 1980s she experimented with a diverse range of sculptural processes and materials, including welding, riveting, folding and hammering, using wood, plaster, iron and lead. From the mid-1980s her works became large-scale constructions evocative of architectural spaces, barriers and types of containers. These works call attention to the relation between interior and exterior and create an ambiguous relationship with the viewer by both inviting and forbidding entry to a succession of spaces, as in Without Birds (iron and lead, 2.20×2.51×1.61 m, 1987; Barcelona, Cent. Cult. Fund. Caixa Pensions). Solano’s non-specific types of spaces and their manner of delineation create spatial metaphors that widened the scope for Post-modernist sculpture.


From Grove Art Online

© 2009 Oxford University Press

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