PANAMA: BOTTOM LINE, BY ANA ELENA GARUZ
Starting on August 11th, Diablo Rosso presents Bottom Line, an individual exhibition by the Panamanian artist Ana Elena Garuz (1971). Diablo Rosso, emerged during 2006 in the Old Town of Panama City as a think tank and also functions as a Latin-American and Panamanian contemporary art exhibition space.
Ana Elena Garuz artwork seeks to develop a representation of the final results and conclusions that emerge from any process. Thus, Bottom Line is about going from the superfluous to the fundamental aspects.
The interests of Garuz lie, on the one hand, in the exploration of the aesthetic and poetic possibilities of the line with simple materials and daily use to find a new relationship with space, focusing on the form and properties of the material. On the other hand, the artist uses curatorship to create a cosmos within the chaos that surrounds us.
Rosalind Krauss suggested that the grid, in the painting - from Mondrian to Sol Lewitt -, announced the will of silence and hostility of art with respect to the narrative and the discourse it generates. In this sense, Garuz's work does not allude to literal stories or realistic descriptions, but to how each person interprets it according to his or her experience.