White mounting board, 300gsm. Hand cut, loosely stacked and framed. Triptych, aprox. 30x120x2cm.
In an era saturated with images, «Virgin Valley» opts for a minimalist aesthetic and immaculate whiteness to highlight a landscape modulated by solitude and silence, providing a blank canvas waiting to be inhabited by the viewer. Traveling the landscape with the eyes becomes a tactile exercise, in which the paper transcends the role of mere support and assumes a conceptual function. Its delicacy emphasizes the sensuous qualities of the relief, while its glaring white enhances the plasticity of the surface, accentuating the contraries of light and shadow.
To reinforce the idea of wandering, the work portrays the course of a river. Just like the action of man, the relentless flow of water conquers the territory, transforming it into a valley as time passes.
«Virgin Valley» aims to contribute to awareness and revaluation of the landscape in an era marked by rapid and irreversible environmental deterioration. By depicting a pristine landscape, a vision commonly related to the sublime and far-off from the ubiquitous exposure to pollution, the piece invites us to reflect on the devastating effects of anthropic activities on the environment.