‘I have always been fascinated by colour. I need it around me and on me’.
Patricia Iglesias. Artist. New York City.
‘There were several things that motivated this last body of work, but two of them were the death of a close friend and the other was the birth of a baby. Flowers were something that both these events shared.
In these important rituals of life like weddings, funerals and celebrations, flowers are ever present, announcing beginnings and endings, so they became a good starting point for my work. Flowers have been used in decoration from textiles to wallpapers and silverware and are often associated with the idea of making things more beautiful. In my opinion, flowers are also used as a way of concealing, hiding the ugliness and the pain and the rotten.
Having been born in Argentina, colour was always around me from the richly hued textiles from the north of the country to the colourful paint of my Grandmothers wardrobe. When I look outside my studio in Williamsburg in Brooklyn, I see concrete and grey buildings, so maybe my work is a reaction to this bleak landscape that has little in common with the multifarious hues of the city of my birth, Buenos Aires’
Patricia was born and raised in Buenos Aries, Argentina. After apprenticeships with Pablo Edelstein and Philip Pavia in Argentina and Italy respectively, Iglesias moved to the United States to study, first at the Savannah College of Art and Design and subsequently at the School of Visual Arts in New York. Iglesias has participated in several group and solo shows, both in the United States and Argentina. She currently lives and works in New York City.