Josefina Concha E.
Sewing on canvas
94 1/2 x 55 1/8 inches
JOSEFINA CONCHA E.
Born in Santiago de Chile, Chile in 1985. Lives and works in Sgo de Chile, Chile.
Her textile work is the communion of craft and nature. By using elements such as skin, hair, plants and animals as initial inspiration, she has found in the thousands of layers of woven thread the possibility of painting and drawing without relying on those mediums, and instead echoing a tradition that has been passed on through generations of women. Nature is her main source of inspiration, its resemblance to the human body, the exuberance of color and form, the vulnerability of live matter, the visual and symbolic richness of the elements, these are the subjects which inspire her body of work.