Mersuka Dopazo sees her works as a ‘travelogue from unexpected territory’. The Spanish artist creates large-scale naïve-style collages from couture fabric and hand-made, natural papers. These materials are sourced all over the world directly from the craftsman, from locations such as Spain and Italy.
Often densely patterned, the papers and fabrics are juxtaposed with gestural line, pigment and areas of gessoed white canvas; the collages exploring the balance of colour and the relationship between positive and negative space. Unexpected connections form between clashing textures and motifs and between the regularity of pattern and the spontaneity of broken graphite and improvised colour.
Dopazo's works have been exhibited extensively in the UK, the USA, Canada, Singapore, Hong Kong and Europe. Working with Teresa Calderón, she opened her first exhibitions at the Rebecca Hossack Art Galleries in London and New York in 2017.