METAMORPHOSIS (by Alicia Candini)
Tasmania is a very remote and exotic territory for most Argentines. However, for us, not so much, since Nicole O’Loughlin is the second artist from this region to travel to Buenos Aires to complete a residency in ´ace.
According to this experience I can say that I have noticed a visual language in these creators that is related to the landscape, in a sense of macrocosm and infinite space, but with the quality of immersing ourselves – simultaneously – in the microscopic detail of objects, in the suffocation of what is being observed by a keyhole or by the lens of a microscope.
With a perfect command of Castilian, who speaks with a polished Spanish accent, Nicole discussed with us the second stage of her Metamorphosis series, which had begun in Spain, during her study stay at Complutense.
Working collaboratively, the Spanish series of rusty sheet metal prints – rustic, brimming with terracotta, red, and bluish-green textures and colors – was enriched with new layers of photolithography. Putting one on top of the other, adding -more than starting again-, growing by multiplication, the series Metamorphosis is -as its name implies- a metaphor of the forms decomposing and transforming over time as well as the new experiences that modify the artist herself when she is exposed to different cultures.