Aire Negro by Alejandra Solar

Exhibition  /  22 Oct 2017  -  09 Dec 2017
Published: 17.10.2017
Galerie Beyond
Karin De Buysere, René Darmont

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In her poetic pieces of jewellery from the series Aire Negro, Mexican born artist Alejandra Solar transfers the mundane into the dimension of surreal.

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Alejandra Solar
The title of this exhibition Aire negro, alludes to a mysterious wind that blows black volcanic ash onto a cursed mountain village in Juan Rulfo’s short story “Luvina.”

The artist herself uses the term Aire negro to describe the state of mind she is in while working. From a foggy blur, in which childhood memories and present-day experiences mix as her pieces come into being.
Inspired by rich tales from her grandmother about the paranormal phenomena and the pre-Hispanic cult of the dead, her
jewellery examines melancholy, enigmatic, macabre, magic and black humor. In Solar’s work, the ordinary meets the surreal, everyday images are transformed into new stories.
Black and white photographic fragments are placed onto rock crystal, chalcedony, dyed agate, quartz and other gemstones. By cutting and carving her own stones, th
e artist achieve thin and light jewellery pieces that reflect on the fragility of life
In the series AIRE NEGRO, the scarce presence of 
color emphasizes the melancholic and surreal atmosphere surrounding her jewellery.
/ Julia Niewind