Saya Irie’s work is inspired from everyday life and its ties to the distant past. Irie modifies objects by means of reduction, working with books, photographs, banknotes, and soaps, amongst others objects. Her practice is based on the idea that life continues to exist in an imperceptible sphere even after its external form disappears.
Residents from Japan
The work of Ana Manso is ingrained deeply in the medium of painting, making the canvas or raw wall surface a place of encounter between the real world and the imaginary. Free of structure, order, and rationale, Manso uses the language of abstraction and color, where the resemblance of forms, driven by chance, is coincidental and uninviting to interpretation, favoring instead a sense of spirituality and mystery.
Ana Manso has exhibited work at Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto; FUTURA Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague; and the Grand Duke Jean Museum of Modern Art, Luxembourg City, among others.