In an authentic creative process, one gets beyond oneself, enters the present moment, and is taken to another realm. It is a field beyond time and space. I interpret the gap as that place which is full of possibilities; where you lose your personality, you lose yourself. It can be a bridge from one field/dimension to another, a kind of portal.Cynthia Fusillo on her work
Here, I present some manifestations of nothingness to matter.
In my visual world of materialism, using Nature, objects, forms the gap takes on an important role and becomes a space for imaginings, listening, meditating; an actual blackness or negative space to project onto, create a narrative or leave alone. It can hold the positive spaces together or be an area that allows the eye to rest before continuing on its journey of discovery of the work.
In choosing work for this theme, ”Mind the Gap”, my approach was both literal and metaphorical.
Pull in the black space
Disappear into Nothing
It all begins here
Cynthia Fusillo has a Masters of Fine Arts from New York University and a Masters in Psychology from the University of Santa Monica. She has been living in Barcelona for 18 years, where she has exhibited in various galleries and the Museum of Sabadell and the Design Museum of Barcelona where she received the Silver Award in the international competition, ARTFAD. Fusillo has lived in New York most of her life where she received two grants from the ARTIST’S SPACE, and has exhibited in the DRAWING CENTER, AIR Gallery, the Queens Museum of Art and the Bronx Museum. Fusillo also participated in several art fairs: Art Miami, Art Chicago, Scope New York, Scope Basel. Cynthia was the recipient of the FEMART AWARD 2014 in Barcelona at the women’s center, Ca la Dona. Fusillo was selected for an artist residency at the Swatch Art Peace Hotel in Shanghai, China in 2017. Her previous work has included textile design, paintings, installations and monotypes. Cynthia’s work is visually poetic and inspired by the human experience.