For Maya Weishof’s special project for auroras, the artist produced a large painting on the wall of one of the rooms in the space, where she also presents a series of drawings. Although drawings are a fundamental part of the artist’s painting process, works on paper also assume autonomy, with their own interests. As is typical of her compositions, figures from everywhere occupy a space that is both idyllic and crowded.
The repertoire of images, groupings of characters, facial expressions and – not least – gestures, colors and traces, comes from an almost infinite and ever-growing framework of art history itself. This strategy, by the way, is common to most figurative painters (and not only them) of all ages. Even when it is barely visible, works always carry the tradition of history. In the case of Weishof, the deliberate use of “saved” images in the “memory” is explicit to compose an expressionist bacchanal. In “First Suns”, the books used as a reference were selected from the collection of the auroras library.