Natalia Villanueva Linares, Devota - Fine Art Photography
Natalia Villanueva Linares
24 x 20 inches
Photograph of an art installation
Original in situ art installation presented in 2015 with 12,000 paper bags
Natalia Villanueva Linares is a French + Peruvian Artist who graduated with honors from École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts de Paris. Currently living in Chicago, working between South/North America and Europe, Natalia’s work has been shown in two major exhibitions at the Palais des Beaux Arts in Paris, galleries and art fairs in Peru, France, Germany, US, Italy, Spain, and recently Ecuador. Natalia is a multidisciplinary moment maker, with high expertise in installation and performative art practices.
"Growing up in Peru and regular visits to museums led to the discovery of adobe constructions, those that were created to connect ancient civilizations to celestial beings. Devota is an installation with a feel for volume, a monumental artwork made with paper bags. The bags carry a giant structure that elevates their force, giving to their purpose a transcendental and almost mystical beauty. Its form depends on the place, it is presented to nourish the space with abundance.
Devota means devoted in Spanish, the devotion is in the human effort required to build this structure and the materials offering their strength to become a metaphor."