Born in Caracas, Venezuela, Alejandra Abad is an interdisciplinary visual artist with a penchant for dense, fantastical landscapes and whimsical storytelling inspired by music, myth, and folklore. She frequently transforms her playful drawings, paintings, and prints into abstract animated films. Her work centers around collaborative projects, immersive installations, collages, and animation.
Cuerpos de Agua
“Cuerpos de Agua,” (“Bodies of Water”) is a reference to how life changes and we move from one place to another, we should all be able to relate to each other, since we are all largely made of water. The animation begins with a cyanotype I made from a negative of an old photograph of my grandfather and grandmother at the beach with my mom and my uncles. The changing cyanotypes are made from pieces that I cut. This stop-motion process was inspired by the formal experimentation of John Cage’s performance 4:33. Later the cyanotypes prints were made from negatives, paper laser cuts as well as hand made arrangements.