Running until the 22nd July in the Salon de Charco de San Gines in Arrecife is an exhibition featuring three young artists, two mediums and a single objective – to lay bare the human soul.
Entitled Tresenuno (three into one), the exhibition features the work of Laura Millan, Fayna Attasara and Maria Laura Benavente.
Maria Laura Benavente’s photography tries to find a space somewhere between fashion photography and art. Her At Home series captures small details in a larger scene within the home – an old transistor radio, a wall lamp casting illuminated patterns across the wall, a home-made cake being cut into. Her images play with the light and the shadow giving them a surreal, Gothic look and an ethereal existence that reaches beyond the photograph.
Tenerife born Fayna Attasara splits her work into two groupings – body and soul. Fayna tries to capture those moments when the body is released from the banal trivia that daily burdens it and is allowed to give in to fate, only then, she feels, is the soul visible. Sensitive and candid photographs of the female form encapsulate those moments.
Laura Millan’s contribution to the exhibition comes in the form of her Miniencuadro exhibits – little boxes containing three dimensional scenes constructed in cardboard, felt, velvet and other materials and featuring mini figures. Personal favourites amongst the Miniencuadros are: Tokyo, which has a miniature couple embracing at the foot of pencil-thin towers of cardboard; Books, which has little mountaineers scaling great piles of books and City, which uses staple refills to represent silver skyscrapers alongside a grass matt with miniature grazing animals.
The exhibition is free and the Salon de Charco de San Gines is open from 10.00-13.00 and 17.00-20.00 Monday – Friday, 10.00-13.00 on Saturday.