Vein 1.

100×100 cm. Acrylic on canvas, 2022.

Veins are swimming pools series.

Vein 10.

130×160 cm. Acrylic on canvas, 2023.

Veins are swimming pools series.

Vein 7 — First sweep.

130×160 cm. Acrylic on canvas, 2023.

Veins are swimming pools series.

Swimming pool 3.

110×110 cm. Enamel and acrylic on canvas, 2023.

Veins are swimming pools series.

Vein 2.

80×110 cm. Acrylic on canvas, 2022.

Veins are swimming pools series.

Rivers inside my wrists.

80×110 cm. Acrylic on canvas, 2022.

Veins are swimming pools series.

Vein 6.

130×160 cm. Acrylic on canvas, 2023.

Veins are swimming pools series.

Drowning swimming pool.

80×80 cm. Enamel on canvas, 2023.

Veins are swimming pools series.

Wave break.

130×160 cm. Acrylic on canvas, 2023.

Veins are swimming pools series.

Heart fall.

130×160 cm. Acrylic on canvas, 2023.

Veins are swimming pools series.

Underline.

130×160 cm. Acrylic on canvas, 2023.

Veins are swimming pools series.

Veins on veins 2.

130×160 cm. Acrylic on canvas, 2023.

Veins are swimming pools series.

Horizontal Swimming pool.

80×80 cm. Enamel on canvas, 2023.

Veins are swimming pools series.

Veins on veins 3.

130×160 cm. Acrylic on canvas, 2023.

Veins are swimming pools series.

Veins on veins 1.

130×160 cm. Acrylic on canvas, 2023.

Veins are swimming pools series.

Swimming pool 5.

110×110 cm. Enamel and acrylic on canvas, 2023.

Veins are swimming pools series.

Veins are swimming pools come from a turbulent journey towards clarity.

They aim to be a big zoom in a pale body, the artist’s inside. The paintings reflect with brutality a very delicate subject, to come closer to it, to immerse the viewer in a pleasant view of an internal fight.

 

Deep introspection as a holiday.

Pain as a playground.

Canvas as a constructed body.

 

“The body is what I use to make these paintings and it is what they represent. The veins in my wrists struggling to paint harder. Also my nightmares and my peace. The wisdom I reached in hard times. The power of the process and conversations to oneself. That’s what I want the pieces to give back to the viewer.

 

Veins are these skinny vessels that keep you alive. In this case, they become huge, as if you could dive in.”

In her first series of abstract paintings, Ferrer explores gesture in an intimate yet expansive way, filling it with a mixture of rage and softness –that translates into raw registers–, which has been the hallmark of her style in previous projects. She chooses this kind of expressionism as the purest and most direct way to express while landing it on a high-quality aesthetic artwork.

 

As an epilogue, the draped pieces insist on the importance of detail. The infinite path to amplify each gesture brings us into these meta-pictoric swimming pools where, only with fabric and color, the artist takes one step further in her search for beauty in gesture.