Petit tissage rouge et blanc
by Emilio C.
While looking through the extensive work of Mokap, her remarkable interventions invite us to make a long, rich and interesting imagination trip. A timeless journey allowing us to randomly revisit different artists of the 20th Century Modern Era, which somehow seem to have influenced her otherwise very personal approach. Parting from the European Masters paradigms of Mark Rothko, Piet Mondrian and Joan Miró, eventually establishing dialogs with Victor Vasarely and Jean Tinguely, finally meeting a more aggressive re-interpretation of the American-New York School of Jasper Jones, Sol Le-Witt and Jackson Pollock; as Mokap ends-up flirting more intimately with the second half of that Modern Period.
« Petit tissage rouge et blanc » handsomely shows the versatility of Mokap as her work not only resides in successfully accomplishing a personal abstraction of such a wide array of artists, meanwhile battling against today’s conventional schemes of Contemporary Art. As in many other statements of her prolific work, a question is here raised on how to combine new possible languages and techniques of interpretation, eventually taking-off, -on a rather personal level-, looking now at the artist’s uniqueness within her own proposal. The example in this particular piece brings to the table a potential debate on how to understand and look differently and reconsider principles of order and disarray, rhythm and repetition, balance and contrast. Not only looking within the color palette selection, but also at surprising results of texture, density, and the altogether final configuration. Finally, another dimension is given way. The artist imagination blends with the spectator’s own imagination in a tale of scale interpretation, as, when looking close enough, the petit tissage can abruptly turn into an endless event arena. Open to collectiveness, social dialog, diversity and, why not, irony and sense of humour.
Don’t be afraid to let your imagination fly…