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Tub de plàstic, 1977

Plastic Tube, 1977
Assamblage, 33 x 36 cm

Teresa Gancedo uses figurative language to emphasise the concept. Her pieces are compositions that include a broad variety of components (objects, maps, nature, writing, and so on), while always featuring a sharpened sense of collage. In her work from the 1970s drawing assumes a central role. This work is characterised by chromatic contention, often reduced to a use of greys, over which she projects various features without ever renouncing narrative or sequential aspects. While in Terra a piece of agricultural machinery is depicted over top of a field, in Tub de plastic a hydraulic device emerges from out of a drawing of nature. In other work from that period, Gancedo features suitcases, branches, niches, cemeteries, scissors or syringes, here taking on the role of unusual cosmologies evoking a certain fatality, a malignant reality.

Technical details

Original title:
Tub de plàstic
Registration number:
Gancedo, Teresa
Date created:
MACBA Collection. Barcelona City Council long-term. Gift of Rafael Tous (in process of being incorporated)
Object type:
Mixed media on paper
33 x 36 cm (height x width)
MACBA Collection. Long-term loan of Barcelona City Council. Gift of Rafael Tous
© Teresa Gancedo, VEGAP, Barcelona
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