In line with other pioneering artists such as Annie Albers and Gertrude Goldschmidt (Gego), the Barcelona artist Teresa Lanceta sees art as a democratising agent and wants to erase the borders between art and craft. Her textiles and tapestries defend the value of collective work against the idea of the individual genius, together with the common space that is shared by different Mediterranean cultures. Her stay among the Berber communities of the Middle Atlas became a key influence in her work. But Lanceta was also deeply aware of the compositional techniques of jazz, such as asymmetry, fragmentation, syncopated patterns and a way of understanding creation as a living organism. As the artist explained in 1993, on the occasion of an exhibition of her work at Galería Buades: ‘I would interrupt the stripes so I could return to them further up, and thus create those dialoguing rhythms that are a constant in my work.’

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