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Peru Visuals Arts 3D, Performance, Photography, Videohttp://www.karenmacherportafolio.blogspot.com

I am an artist interested in standing out the beauty and poetry of impermanence and ephemerality linked to our everyday experiences and natural processes. Usually installed in open spaces, my work is made to change and adapt to the places and nature it is surrounded by. Nature has always the last word on my work.

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Peru
Peru
Visuals Arts 3D, Performance, Photography, Video
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Born in Lima, the capital of Perú. Graduated as Licentiate in sculpture in the Fine Arts Faculty in Lima, Perú, and as Master in Art and Technology in Valencia, Spain, she has worked as an art professor in sculpture and drawing and has represented her country in several international Symposiums in Europe, Middle East, South and North America and Asia. Her work is part of the public heritage of the countries where the symposiums took place, and her work has also been exhibited in eight solo exhibitions and a more than a dozen group exhibits. In addition to sculpture, she creates drawings and installations connected with ecological materials and themes. An article of her work was published in 2013 in Art Nexus Magazine, in Arte al Límite Perú Magazine 2015 and her work was reviewed as one of the most standing in the Art Lima Art Fair 2013 (Lima, Perú) by the cultural editor of “El País” Newspaper, one of the most important in Spain. She also was invited to be part of the “Ojo Latino” exhibition, the art collection of Luciano Bennetton, presented in the frame of the Venice Biennal 2014. In 2018, as part of the World Youth Forum Egypt, as only representative of her country, she placed her artwork in permanent display in the Reviving Humanity Memorial in the desert of Sharm el Sheikh together with 72 other countries dedicated to those who lost their lives defending a noble purpose. Nowadays she is studying to become a professional ceramist at Sonia Cespedes Ceramic School. She lives and works in Lima.

In my work, poetry is always present. I walk, see, smell, breathe… I listen to myself and to my surroundings, become conscious I am part of a whole, just a tiny part of the whole universe. In my work I try to use natural materials that coexist in harmony with the environment I am working in and where I am installing it. My work is conceived to show the beauty of the processes of nature, which many times last only for a short period of time. I want to encourage people through my art to touch, to feel, to open the gates of its senses in every possible way. Time is a very important factor in my work, as it is in nature. Many times my artworks change color, density and are even covered with moss and plants. I like that process. In working with nature I accepted I never have the last word on my work. I learn from it and work with it.
I like very much working in open air spaces. Many times I have to adapt to weather conditions or have to be open to find alternative materials if the materials I thought of in the beginning are not responding the way I want to. Sometimes they remain for some years, depending on the weather conditions and of the site they are installed. But most of the time they go back to the land, taken by nature, and what remains is only the documentation of it.
As a ceramist I enjoy being in contact with clay, with the soil, and the way fire changes everything. There is always something unexpected among the expected. I believe it is important to be open to change, to adapt, to heal, to reuse. That is the philosophy of my work.