Cynthia Fusillo (USA/ES) The Beauty of the Gap, 2020

Falling in the Gap 170×60 cm silk, cotton, 2018
Growing in the Gap 170×170 cm silk, cotton 2018

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.

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.

Cynthia Fusillo on her work
 Pull in the black space
Disappear into Nothing
It all begins here
O Passado Falando  Com o Futuro / A Homenagem
porcelain vase made at Bordallo Pinheiro Factory 45x33cm 2016
Positive Dancing with the Negative   190x150cm dirt paper, nature  2019

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.

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