Brazilian-Chilean artist born in 1985, Valentina Canseco lives and works in Paris. She is a
resident at the 6B workshops, a creation and diffusion center in Saint-Denis.
Valentina Canseco’s plastic language is expressed through various techniques ranging from drawing to installation. “I privilege raw materials, my archaic forms, the line, the contrast and a simplicity in the pictorial treatment to allow a certain radicality in my subject”. “Cables and waste, cans and shopping carts, crates and corrugated iron … Valentina Canseco seizes the humblest materials, all the components of its daily landscape, to invite them to another journey … “, says Emmanuelle Lequeux.
The artist has made many prestigious collaborations including the 62nd Salon de Montrouge in 2017, exhibited at the French Pavilion of the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2018, at the Villa Datris Foundation in 2020 and 2021 as well as in several Parisian galleries and art centers.
His new sculptural project – the Beached Buoys series – is currently on display at the Ars Longa Gallery. This series illustrates the artist’s desire to experiment with “the tensions andreconciliations that exist between an immobile architecture, that of the territory, and a floating, mobile and flexible architecture, that relating to aquatic construction, the space of all impossibilities.” From these tensions emerge new links between objects, poetic and fragile ecosystems, which question us and invite us to “mentally reconstruct personal landscapes. »