Sheila Díaz Garcés, works on sale
Sheila Díaz Garcés
La Habana, 1987
The work of Sheila Díaz Garcés is an exploration of her state of consciousness. A permanent process of enquiry and self-recognition. It is made up of elements of her daily life that she collects as fragments of memory. They are like time capsules, a kind of instants and sensations container that attempt to perpetuate the perishable. She explores and disembowels the elements that are left over as a consequence of the consumerism of the society in which we live in, in order to recompose them in a sort of "interior landscape" that portrays its own soul. Through her collages she animates the inanimate, gives life to the inert, gives soul to the soulless. Sheila Díaz Garcés recreates in her compositions what she describes as "an inner map that mutates and recomposes itself, a mystery that needs to be unveiled again and again". She explores the questions of being and non-being through the clash of the elements she uses. She assembles matter and memory. Plays with the object and what it represents in her mental construct. This confronts the physical and the metaphysical, the material and the immaterial, which prompts us to reflect on the invisible essential and our true identity.