Online art show "INTO THE ENCHANTED FOREST"
INTO THE ENCHANTED FOREST
MARÍA JOSÉ GALLARDO
The work of María José Gallardo transports us to a fantasy universe inhabited by forest spirits and enchanted animals. As stories of children's fairy tales, her work recovers ancient omens and interweaves unfathomable mysteries where the animal kingdom finds its way into utopian, beautifully golden landscapes. The meaning of this artist's work is not univocal. It opens up to interpretation and offers a catalogue of symbols that allow us to find connections with many referents of our imaginary, full of concepts about good and evil, fear or superstitions.
Black cats and crows, lambs and fawns... besides other beings that spring from the avid imagination of María José Gallardo offer a story of contrast where the fears dissipate and leave in their place a halo of uncertainty and perplexity. With an aesthetic that reminds us of contemporary children's illustrations, the artist harbours an endless number of elements that trap us in a tangle of sensations connected with the essential human passions.