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About “Twice upon a Time…”

“Twice Upon a Time…” is a story. The story of our daily lives taken into the realm of painting. A story presented as the catalyst of ideas and feelings, reminding us that wherever we are, we live in the same surreal world, a world full of fantasies. By using words for evidencing our existence, and painting as the medium to present them we unveil this wonderful relationship between words and images. The result is an analog work in which borders are crossed between disciplines; taking painting into the space possessed by words and iconography bordering the line between drawing and painting.

“Twice Upon a Time…” is a dynamic project, a collaboration between two artists, two women and two human beings. Each one of us begins a story and transfers this idea into the canvas. The second one gives the story an end, and completes the piece started by the first artist. This process continues until all the pieces are completed. By working this way, we are nourished by each other’s ideas and creativity and this gets us into an imaginary game that plays in another realm, out of reality. Our intention is to show a world without frontiers, an imaginary world where we seek to enclose in a few words, our vision of a real and transcendent world.

In “Twice Upon a Time…”, each of us has her own vision of how the story will end, but when the other one intervenes the story with her own experiences, the story has an unimaginable ending. Not knowing how the story will end or the path that the painting will take, by allowing another soul to imprint her visions, fulfills the purpose of letting go the ego and the need of being in control, both of which are inherent in human nature.

From her inside, Isabel Brinck shows us through her work, a world of fantasy, where her dreams and creatures appeal to her childhood innocence, getting in touch with the freedom of being a child once again.

At the same time, Laura Villarreal looks from her inside out, grasps reality and returns back inside to process the images of her daily life. Giving as a result an urban vision plagued of imaginary beings that come to life in the canvas and still retain an essence of real life.

The unification of two worlds, those of two women, whom in their enormous amount of convergences and divergences find common ground in the story that comes to life as painting.

Two women, two worlds, two stories, two ways of making art; all this comes together in one majestic story that never comes to an end: “Twice Upon a Time…”.

Isabel Brinck  & Laura Villarreal

 

About Isabel Brinck

Isabel Brinck was born in Chile (1965) in a family touched by art in her father's side.

She graduated with honors in Graphic Design from the Universidad de Chile and worked in this field for many years. She has taught art for children and has had a strong influence in children's creative art expressions. She paints professionally since 1999.

Her knowledge of Graphic Design has been the foundation of her serious and constant work thus achieving compositions with a perfect balance between form, color and space.

She lives and works in Miami since 2003, painting under the direction of the outstanding Chilean artist, Jaime Ferrer.

In 2002 she had her first solo exhibition in Chile, "In Vivo", bringing honor to Eve, the first woman.

Isabel has showed her work throughout the country and Latin America. She has had numerous solo and group exhibitions and her work is part of private collections around the globe. She was selected to participate in Arte Americas 2009, 2010 and Palm Beach Art Fair 2010.

From her inside, Isabel Brinck shows us through her work, a world full of fantasy where her dreams and characters appeal to the innocence in her childhood. She goes deep into her feelings to reunite with the freedom of being a kid once again.

 

About Laura Villarreal

Born in Monterrey, Mexico; Laura initiated her art studies at the University of North Carolina. Later she continued her work in New York City at The New York School of Visual Arts and the Art Students’ League. In 2011, she graduated from the Universidad de Barcelona IL-3 with a Master’s Degree in Analysis and Management of Contemporary Art.

She has studied under artists such as Larry Poons, William Scharf and Jaime Ferrer. She resides in Miami and has exhibited her work in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Mexico and the United States which include the Instituto Cultural de Mexico in Miami under the auspice of the Mexican Consulate. In February 2008 she showcased her work titled “Lucha Libre” at a solo show in the Centro Cultural Fatima in Monterrey, Mexico.

She was selected to participate in Arte Americas 2009 and 2010 as part of the Mexican Pavilion in Miami, FL.

Her work is part of private and public collections throughout the United States and Latin America.

The focus of Laura’s work is the human being. She grasps reality and returns back inside to process the images of her daily life. The result is an urban vision plagued of imaginary beings that come to life in the canvas and still retain an essence of reality.