Beatríz Guzman Catena
Enunciate and develop
Beatríz Guzman Catena combines her memories and her Argentine idiosyncrasy (she was born in Bahía Blanca) with her already French modality. He lives in Paris, where he built his family and forged his profession. He travels regularly to Argentina and during his one-week micro-residency, Beatríz worked in the production of small monocopies from old photographs and childhood memories that he treasures engraved in his memory.
I am amazed by the pictorial matter and the way in which the visible can be transformed. It is to venture beyond the figuration, that I use the eyes of others.
I use the visible to go towards that which cannot be seen yet. My characters and the places that host them are reconciled, veiled, unveiled …
Apparitions follow absences – like from sleep to wakefulness – and fade away.
These new links, woven from a family memory, change register thanks to the medium of the pictorial layers, which I compare with the layers of memory, more or less sharp or confusing.
Beatriz Guzman Catena
1972 | Bahía Blanca, Argentina.
Lives in Paris, France.
2001 | Bachelor of Architecture, University of Buenos Aires. Argentina.
Studies at Ateliers Beaux-Arts, La Glacière, Olivier Di Pizio workshop. Paris. France.
2013 | Artevent Art Fair, Galerie Circé. Namur, Belgium.
2012 | Lineart-Art Gent, Galerie Circé. Gand, Belgium.
2012 | Parcours d’artistes. Collective exhibition. Cultural center in Pontault-Combault, France.
1999 | National Fund for the Arts. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
He currently exhibits his work in France and Belgium.