Mersuka Dopazo sees her works as a ‘travelogue from unexpected territory’. The Spanish artist creates large-scale naïve-style collages using fabric and hand-made, natural papers. These materials are sourced all over the world directly from the craftsman, from locations such as Thailand, Kathmandu, India and Italy.
Often densely patterned, the papers and fabrics are juxtaposed with gestural line, pigment and areas of gessoed white canvas, the collages exploring the balance of colour and the relationship between positive and negative space. Unexpected connections form between clashing textures and motifs and between the regularity of pattern and the spontaneity of broken graphite and improvised colour.
Dopazo's works have been exhibited extensively in the UK, the USA, Canada, Singapore, Hong Kong and Europe. Her first exhibition in New York, Jardín de Papel coincides with the prestigious Art on Paper New York art fair, where she is also displaying several major pieces.