I interpret our physical world, as the expression of an invisible force that animates it. From this unseen world, I draw the inspiration for my work. Line, repetition and layering are fundamental in the work – every one of my pieces begins with a layer of repetitive drawing. New forms and shapes arise, while previous ones morph and evolve. It is intuitive and I allow the process to dictate the course of each work.
I am drawn to different mediums such as ink, enamel markers, watercolor and digital images among others, because of their own particularities and how they each transform the work. My choice and combination of colors is spontaneous, at times marrying colors that are not complementary but somehow work together.
The majority of the photographs that appear in some of my work have personal meaning. Through these images I explore my relationships with certain individuals and places that are significant in my life. I digitally combine different imagery, generating ‘worlds’ remembered and imagined.
The installations I create symbolize our perceived individuality and how everything is connected to everything else. Every piece that makes up each installation is different, yet together they constitute a whole.
Luisa Mesa, 2018