Kick off the Red Dot Artist & Collector conversations with artists Sara Cardona, Sarah Luna and Elvia Perrin. Hear how these artists use printmaking, collage, and photography to create abstract forms.
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About the Artists
Born in Mexico City, Sara Cardona lives and works in Dallas. Using the analog process of cut-and-paste collage, Cardona’s works on paper are a nod to the tradition of assemblage and the pre-digital editing process of film. The forms created are based on the detritus of human movement across space and time, evolving and devolving into baroque and poetic forms. Cardona has had recent exhibitions at the Erin Cluley Gallery, the Nasher Sculpture Center, the San Antonio Museum of Art. Cardona holds an MFA from the Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA and a BA from the University of Texas at Austin.
Originally from London, based in Austin, Sarah Luna’s art practice is rooted in presence, intuition and luminosity. Her background in spiritual psychology informs how she approaches her work. Attuned to the essence behind all acts of creation, she approaches the visual world from a perspective of open curiosity and wonder. Her subjects are ordinary objects and materials that conceal a mystical realm which she reveals through the photographic process. Her images invite the viewer to cross the threshold from the known into the unknown. Each piece alludes to energy and consciousness – the essence of life. Luna holds a Master of Transpersonal Psychology, from Sofia University and BFA from the University of Dallas.
Elvia Perrin is an Austin-based printmaker. Her intaglio and monoprints explore the repetitiveness of multiplicity and the organization of patterns and surfaces through overlaying ink. Destruction becomes construction as Perrin cuts up, reassembles, reorganizes and prints on top of drawings, paintings, prints or photographs to find a new order. With a quiet minimalist approach, her work finds order through layering of textures and patterns as well as a balance of the femininity and masculinity of process and print. Perrin holds an MFA in Printmaking, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas and a BFA from the University of Texas at Austin.