Progressive Universes

11.11.14 – 15.01.15

Irene Dubrovsky.

Irene Dubrovsky‘s works reconnects us to our world through woven cartographies of earth and sky. Satellite images of the globe and the cosmos are translated into elegant three-dimensional amate paper weavings. Earthy surfaces arise, removing the coldness and remoteness of digital images, whilst retaining the precision of the maps to mathematical precision. The exhibition includes new works inspired by Hong Kong’s topography and cosmology specifically created by the artist for her first solo show in Asia.

Durbrovsky’s work is characterized by the creation of woven cartographies and topographies. The north and south pole, world aerial connections, the via-lactea and even the patterns of tsunamis are mapped through the artist’s vision. The resulting images make us wonder about time, space and evolving connections, and at the same time, remind us of the beauty of earth and sky.

In her work, “Hong Kong Island”, Dubrovsky places the city at the epicenter of a swirling vortex, contrasting the vibrant energy that drives the heart of Asia’s World City with the forces of nature that define the tropical climate of the region it has helped define.

Originating from the combination of cosmological theories and satellite images with Pythagorean mathematics and oriental geometry, the large scale woven maps juxtapose ancient materials and laborious crafts with the latest technological imagery of the world.

A fellow of the National System of Creators and participant of the highly respected Biennial in Havana, Cuba she has exhibited in her native Argentina, Mexico, USA, Spain, Austria and Portugal and for the first time in Hong Kong in 2014.