Mirror Connection – Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum

Jane Farver

The sea near Lima, Peru, where artist Grimanesa Amorós grew up, ocean’s strong winds can cast out large quantities of sea foam onto the shoreline. She loved to watch the foam and to play with its bubbles. These early memories strongly influenced her, and they would find their way into the production of her art.

Trips back to her Peruvian homeland have provided Amorós with memorable images, including the majestic Incan ruins high in the Andes as well as the floating  islands  of  Lake  Titicaca  which  is  famous  for  floating  islands  that  the
Uros people made entirely from thick layers of cut totora reed.

Grimanesa Amorós often has drawn upon these important Peruvian cultural legacies for inspiration for her large scale light based installations. She is also completely comfortable using the latest technologies and materials. It feels
to me as though, somewhere in the art of Grimanesa Amorós, the past is meeting the future.

在秘鲁利马,艺术家格里玛尼萨·阿莫罗斯长大的附近海域,海洋的强风可以释放出大量海水泡沫到岸边。她喜欢观察这些泡沫,和气泡玩耍。早期的回忆强烈影响 着她的创作,作品中都能找到这些痕迹。