About the Artwork
Lizi Sánchez’s practice reflects on the emergence of modernist abstraction, combining this with references to confectionary brands, party paper chains, and articles of mass consumption. She uses common quotidien ubiquitous items such as packaging or building materials, looking ‘at making and production in a market–driven world where surface, style and presentation seem to be the ultimate end’. The artist re–purposes these materials, employing handmade processes that ‘imitate, but essentially contrast with those of the mass market and the glossy high–end manufacturing of art production’. In this case lead is cut into loops forming interlocking rings. Brightly coloured and a domestic scale, these pay homage to modular sculpture, but contrast this with their reference to homemade decorations, a motif recognised across all cultures, nations and historical periods in social gatherings and celebrations, in colourful embellishment of the everyday.
Courtesy the artist and domobaal, Photo © Nick Turpin
Individual loop 37 x 5 cm