"Inside we are all pink" by Carolina Acosta

April 18, 2022 | Analía Vallejo Larrea

The new exhibition of Carolina Acosta (Eug), is part of the Residency Project La Pajarera, of the visual arts degree at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Ecuador. This residency took place from November 2021 to March 2022. It’s one of the permanent programs of the Parterre Gallery, which seeks to establish a dynamic space for creation that dialogues with the pedagogical processes linked to the arts. This exhibition is the final product of the residency.
Before I die I want to stop being sad (2020) by Carolina Acosta (Eug)
Carolina Acosta has been working for several years in the production and distribution of art, both on the streets and in galleries. She is co-founder of the cultural management and graphic self-publishing collective Zeptika, with which she manages cultural events focused on the creation, commercialization and distribution of graphic art. She is also a member of Rey Neblina, a graphic printing and distribution collective.

With her proposal, Carolina works on topics such as trauma, vulnerability, unpleasantness, corporality, among many other conceptions. In this way, for the development of her work, the artist bases her research in the fields of medicine and psychology.
Before I die I want to stop being sad (2020) by Carolina Acosta
In this way, she takes a journey into the visceral elements of the human body, hence the beautiful analogy of the exhibition title, Por dentro todos somos rosados (Inside we are all pink).
Doble circular cord (2019) by Carolina Acosta
Through her artworks, we can see a constant contrast of elements, the pleasant and the unpleasant, the real and the unreal, life and death, soft and hard, hope and the lack of it, all this through the clear delimitation between what is inside the body and the outside world that surrounds it.

In this exhibition we can find multiple techniques, Carolina starts from illustration, however, she uses other media such as engraving, sculpture or installation, creating a questioning space that immerses you in an aesthetic experience, where the viewer faces their own vulnerabilities.
Before I die I want to stop being sad (2020) by Carolina Acosta
Her illustrations seek to reflect the physiological changes generated by anxiety disorders, and how living through a traumatic episode can affect you to unthinkable levels. This is achieved thanks to a detailed study of the human body.
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With her work Doble circular cord, the artist reflects on the fragility of life from its first moments and the inevitability of death. Starting from the fact that asphyxia with the umbilical cord is one of the main fetal deaths at the time of childbirth, Carolina proposes the idea that it is the impulse to live that necessarily leads us to the encounter with death.
Doble circular cord (2019) by Carolina Acosta
We also found an installation, which seeks to emulate intestines made of nylon and down, when the viewer approaches it can hear a sound environment, where the viscera tell you something you do not want to hear, which happens when your body gets sick.
Image: Carrera de artes visuales PUCE
Carolina Acosta's work is extremely honest, where reality distorts appearances to give meaning to life experiences. For this reason, she is a provocative artist, seeking to question the viewer with her crude but particularly beautiful artwork.

Along with the collection of Carolina Acosta, there are also the artworks of Moisés Yunga Veintimilla with his exhibition Fluctuations, who was also part of the Residence La Pajarera.
Fluctuations (2022) by Moises Yunga
Moises Yunga, on the other hand, raises the fundamental union between art and science, in this way, in his work he investigates the physical phenomena that are present in our daily life, but that are usually ignored, such as gravity, for example. In this way, his intention is to understand how nature works, why certain things develop in a specific way and not in another, and then translates all this research into visual language.
Image: Carrera de artes visuales PUCE
In Fluctuations, Moises presents both contemporary drawing and video art, and is dedicated to studying the conception of time, thus presenting a large-format drawing where he captures the movement of people in their daily lives. On the other hand, through video art he investigates concepts related to time such as biological time or movement.
Image: Carrera de artes visuales PUCE
The exhibitions are at the Centro Cultural PUCE, located inside the Pontifica Universidad Católica de Quito, until April 30, 2022.

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