Artistic dialogue by Celia Islava

acting identificationThe womanhoodchildhood or nature These are the themes that are always in artistic expression. Artists may use different languages, presenting different perspectives depending on time or style, but A reflection on the human condition It is an exercise they do not abandon, whether they are proponents of photography, modernism, impressionism or contemporary art.

The QUID Galleryinstalled in Muñoz Sula Museum of Modern Art in Tudelais an example of the ability of art to Generate new readings and discourses aiming to give Answers about the individual. Sample becomes A Dialogue between the works of Navarrese painter Cesar Muñoz Sola YallaThe latest creation by contemporary artist Celia Islava. The three main pictorial genres were worked by Muñoz Sola, which was landscape, portrait, still life, They talk in the museum with fixtures, Textile, video, ceramic, porcelain and glass works. They are contemporary resources used by Celia Eslava.

The Navarre artist has traveled and analyzed every corner of the exhibition space since she was invited by the Muñoz Sula to take part in this project. The proposal did not consist in the presentation of a series of works, but in Enter space and content Reflected in the work of the painter Navarres. This intervention in space shows how artists try, in one word or another Think about what worries you. Although times or methods differ, there are common problems that recur and are related to memory, he isRegarding the environment also private identity. These are the issues that affect us as individuals,” explains Celia Islava.

The intervention led him to integrate his work on the different floors of a museum displaying the work of a Navarese painter associated with The Destructive Modernism of French Realism and Impressionism. Faced with portraits, landscapes and still spirits, the artist moves away from painting and reclaims some techniques not used at other times, such as braiding or tapestry, an art world in which Celia Islava navigates Semi-sheer fabrics, silk, old threads, or ropes.

The CeramicThe porcelain or the Crystal She is also a part of his creative world, just like organic matter and natural shapes. “I used my own language, it had to be like this. The painter reflected in a manner consistent with the time he was and I do it from a contemporary perspective, with techniques and materials that were not visible at the time of Muñoz Sula. It is a different way of approaching the painter.”

The exhibition does not seek only a visual or aesthetic comparison. On the contrary, she intends to deeper look. One of the reasons why the work is as different as the classic portrait, the female nudes, the hanging installation with the white tulle dress or the porcelain mouths are the arguments that reflect the contemporary contradictions of female identity, the connections with our surroundings and life experiences.

Rooms and themes

The pictures of Muñoz Sola displayed in the basement refer to childhood, to which Celia Islava responded video sea ​​one nest piecea dancer Porcelain and textiles, as well as with toy store porcelain; “My childhood memory takes me to a fragile momentAnd the vulnerable, for experiences that are part of my childhood memory. In the video of the sea I mean the origin, while the nest also indicates the origin of life.”

Two floors of the museum go to Female representations or modelsSome paintings contrast with the work of Celia Islava in which the woman is shown as a The subject that advertises and produces itself. “The condition of the female, the position of the woman, is constant in my work. Perhaps it has to do with my own existence, with the social paradigms of different times.” This theme he reflects in “Quid” appears through works such as container mouth, Porcelain set made of molds with fFragments of people’s faces. It is also found in “braids”a work that poses a Extension of the female body which has historically been a source of bodily expression.

The intervention also reaches into the landscapes of the Navarrese painter, some works in which he delves into the temper nature K protection space and reflection Human vital rhythms. “In modernity the landscape was something aggressive and threatening, now it is the opposite, it is protective, something we must take care of. We have to realize the value of nature and take care of it for future generations. The feelings are different now.”

away from contemplate the landscapeEslava’s works suggest videos like “knit / incoherent” or work “folds of water” In line with the cycles of nature. The respect it stands for also symbolizes the use of organic matter or Shapes obtained from branches and leaveswhich absorbed the idea of ​​the shelter in his work.

+ Crocs. Celia Aslava Muñoz Sola Museum in Tudela. Until September 15. Wednesday through Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sundays and holidays 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

“Cross”. Celia Eslava Muñoz Sula Museum in Tudela. Until September 15. Wednesday through Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sundays and holidays 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.


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