pencil, gouache and watercolour on paper
About the Work
In Utopia, organic and constructed shapes emerge and dwell beside and within one another, depicting a fragile structure. In this imagined place of line, gesture and colour, the two contrasting worlds fuse with one another creating an environment of alternate possibilities.
About the Artist
Ilyana Martinez was born to a Mexican father and Canadian mother, and has lived and traveled extensively throughout Mexico, the US and Canada. She graduated from the Ontario College of Art & Design in 2002 and has received numerous grants and awards for her watercolours. Her work is included in the Donovan Collection at St Michael's College. In July 2007 she will travel to Serbia to participate in a residency with her collaborators, Z'otz* Collective. Ilyana also works as a graphic designer for exhibits, galleries and museums.