LA TRACE LA TRACE is the expression of alina(lalala)'s view of our changing world. The characteristic of the mutation is a radical change, a deep evolution from a "before" to an "after". Several millennia ago, Homo sapiens was still an insignificant animal doing its job in a corner of Africa. Over time, it has become the master of the planet and the terror of the ecosystem.
THE TRACE is a reflection on humanity, time, "modernity" and the signs by which it manifests itself. The modern confronted with the wear and tear of time and Man, represented in this work by 2 canvases, 2 eras, 2 worlds: that of yesterday and today. 2 canvases; a green one then a red one linked by this vertical trace, which rises up like Man, also symbolizing an inverted chronological frieze, in opposition to these horizontal brushstrokes, in the image of the passing of time. A trace that is both fleeting and permanent, like the human t-race. Like a furrow on the earth, a furrow not always fertile, sometimes indelible, to the detriment of species.
It began after the cognitive revolution with Homo sapiens and symbolizes its path, its journey, the imprint it left and the imprint it continues to leave today. This trace is our History, at the same time that of an ecological disaster leading to the massive extinction of plant and animal species. LA TRACE, is part of the AB!ME series. A series, which explores duality in the purest and most direct way possible.
Alina(lalala), worked on this series, as an impalpable feeling that would become ... And to express this impalpable and direct notion, abstraction was an evidence; working around the symbolism of shapes and colors, she kept the "esSense" of the concept of duality. Her abstract paintings, not only take up the codes of the great American abstract painters of the 1950s-60s, which she interprets freely, but she integrates, as often in her works, the Japanese aesthetic concept wabi-sabi, which emphasizes the beauty of imperfect things. This abstract idealization of beauty, where everything is imperfect, incomplete and atypical, where "being outweighs appearances" is the real impact of her work and allows us to see the essential.