Laura Malpique creates multimedia sculptures and installations, exploring the idea of the domestication of the human being and the manmade - materials and costumes/beliefs that those suggest. The overload of information and things we are surrounded with nowadays, is very much present in her work. Laura was born in Portugal and has studied in the Gerrit Rietveld academie in Amsterdam, where she is currently based.
She doesn’t specifically like brown, though it certainly is her color of choice, as a start.
In her words: “Brown is a mixture of all colors. Anything could come out of it. Earth is brown, and also a mix of all things. From it we can take glass, metals, plastics, concrete… living things, dead things, healing matter, deadly other. It is so clean and so dirty, it feels like danger or like safety, so warm and yet so cold.
Both as humans and as artists, I believe this is what we do: we look at some brown soup of things, ideas, ideals, happenings… so we can try to separate, select, unmix and remix, until we find our tone, argument, or art piece.
So for me brown is a start, free start for something which can be dissected into an infinite number of directions, so we can reach any tonality.” — @lauramalpique