VISTAS ENREDADAS

STEPHANIE ECHE

Friday September 3rd

Vistas Enredadas shares my perspective of being in Mexico City during the worst wave yet of COVID-19, which I did not intend. I drew inspiration for this body of work from my daily walks around the city. By observing and slowing down, I took note of everyday things like the window protection bars on every house, the designs on sidewalks and walls, random hanging electrical wires, the shuffle of the street vendors, and the constant movement of people, cars, and bikes. 

 

I kept a daily sketchbook and then used these drawings and notes to inform my paintings and soft sculptures. To create my work, I focused on repetition of techniques, colors, and materials. In my paintings, I drew from my drawings to create scenes or abstract geometric landscapes. I created stencils and repeated them in different colors of gouache to create a motif that repeats in many of the paintings. In my soft sculptures, I used an eclectic assortment of wool, plastic, and cotton yarn and thread, all sourced in Mexico City, to create free standing forms. I repeated a simple hand crochet stitch over and over to create shapes that resonate with my experience. 

 

During my stay here I’ve had an influx of emotions due to personal life changes and the constant anxiety of the pandemic. I’ve also been reflecting on what it means to be Chicana with no relatives in Mexico and thinking about my family history and heritage. This collection is an attempt to digest and create in physical forms my day to day experiences and my deeper emotional state.

Vistas Enredadas 1

2021

Gouache sobre papel

28 x 23 cm

Vistas Enredadas 2

2021

Gouache sobre papel

28 x 23 cm

Vistas Enredadas 3

2021

Gouache sobre papel

28 x 23 cm

Vistas Enredadas 4

2021

Gouache sobre papel

28 x 23 cm

Vistas Enredadas 5

2021

Gouache sobre papel

28 x 23 cm

Vistas Enredadas 6

2021

Gouache sobre papel

28 x 23 cm

Vistas Enredadas 7

2021

Gouache sobre papel

28 x 23 cm

Vistas Enredadas 8

2021

Gouache sobre papel

28 x 23 cm

Vistas Enredadas 9

2021

Gouache sobre papel

28 x 23 cm

Vistas Enredadas 10

2021

Gouache sobre papel

28 x 23 cm

Vistas Enredadas 11

2021

Gouache sobre papel

28 x 23 cm

Vistas Enredadas 12

2021

Gouache sobre papel

28 x 23 cm

Vistas Enredadas 13

2021

Gouache sobre papel

28 x 23 cm

Vistas Enredadas 14

2021

Gouache sobre papel

28 x 23 cm

Vistas Enredadas 15

2021

Gouache sobre papel

28 x 23 cm

Vistas Enredadas 16

2021

Gouache sobre papel

28 x 23 cm

Vistas Enredadas 17

2021

Gouache sobre papel

28 x 23 cm

Vistas Enredadas 18

2021

Gouache sobre papel

28 x 23 cm

Vistas Enredadas 19

2021

Gouache sobre papel

28 x 23 cm

Vistas Enredadas 20

2021

Gouache sobre papel

28 x 23 cm

Vistas Enredadas 21

2021

Gouache sobre papel

28 x 23 cm

Vistas Enredadas 22

2021

Gouache sobre papel

28 x 23 cm

Vistas Enredadas 23

2021

Gouache sobre papel

28 x 23 cm

Vistas Enredadas 24

2021

Gouache sobre papel

28 x 23 cm

Azul Despacio

2021

Algodón, lana, plástico

240 x 78 cm

Envuelto en Púrpura

2021

Algodón, lana, plástico

234 x 32 cm

Rosa Pegada

2021

Algodón, lana, plástico

160 x 40 cm

Verde Paseando

2021

Algodón, lana, plástico

173 x 36 cm

Verde Vomitando

2021

Algodón, lana, plástico

173 x 53 cm

Colores Mezclados 1

2021
Algodón

160 x 57 cm

Colores Mezclados 2

2021
Algodón

97 x 25 cm

Vistas de la Calle 1

2021

Gouache sobre tablero de yute

20 x 20 cm

Vistas de la Calle 2

2021

Gouache sobre tablero de yute

20 x 20 cm

Vistas de la Calle 3

2021

Gouache sobre tablero de yute

30 x 30 cm

Conversaciones

2021

Algodón en Ixtle

50 x 52 cm

Cruzando la Calle

2021

Algodón en Ixtle

50 x 52 cm

Geometría

2021

Algodón en Ixtle

50 x 52 cm

Protecciones

2021

Algodón en Ixtle

50 x 52 cm

Zig Zags

2021

Algodón en Ixtle

50 x 52 cm

Contact

Experimentation and Exhibition Space in Escandon

General Salvador Alvarado 140, Colonia Escandón, CDMX 11800

info@eeeee.mx  /  Tel. 5528911242