We have always been fans of color and art at United Colors of Benetton, especially when it comes to emerging artists from our country, Chile. We are constantly looking through the web and social networks, seeking inspiration and new and fresh faces. So, we can tell you we came upon this artist surfing the web through Pinterest, and it was a big surprise to find out she was a Chilean like us! We must say we liked her even more!
María Aparicio Puentes reworks photographs, stitching them with colored thread, making an optical and geometrical illusion. Her work is really beautiful and out of the ordinary. Her work expresses feelings and actions that give out sensations of magic and fantasy; she completes the image, portraying the impossible. Her use of line and color is perfect and minimalistic; they are happy and harmonious works of art in a perfect imaginary world.
Her work is collaborative with other artists and photographers, since the pictures she reworks are not her own. She looks for images in Flickr or she directly contacts the artists. She says she likes to work with black and white photographs since these give her a more neutral workspace where she can intervene with colors and achieve a bigger impact. The sensations her work provokes are very special since they transport you to a world beyond what is visibly real; she makes things you would have never imagined stand out. María Aparicio Puentes shows us her idyllic visions within the world of art and mixed media, filled with colors and imagination.
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