Amalgama is proud to present
The Fine Line
An exhibition of London-based Peruvian artists exploring the nuances of mark-making, delving into the gestures and bodily expressions that reveal our connection with language beyond mere communication.
Macarena Rojas Osterling & Lizi Sanchez
Tuesday 12 - Sunday 17 March 2024
Cromwell Place, South Kensington, London SW7 2JE
Delving into the extensive legacy of Latin American artists examining the relationship between writing and drawing, Rojas Osterling and Sanchez intricately explore the gestures and bodily expressions underlying mark-making, observing our connection with language beyond mere communication. The artists focus on the movement inherent in the act of writing, questioning its essence and its significance in the human experience.
As Roland Barthes aptly expressed: ‘writing is the hand which bears down and advances or hangs back, always in the same direction'. In their artworks, the viewer discerns the transformative journey of drawing as a form of notation, evolving into landscapes, constellations, and symbols that transcend the meaning provided by text. Immerse yourself in a universe where the boundaries between language and imagery seamlessly blend. These are not puzzles to be solved but rather allegories of human expression - the fine line between the past and present; writing and drawing; movement and communication.