Every piece is constructed through the displacement over a lattice or a diagram, by way of fragmentation, union and re-fragmentation.
The shapes that inhabit this bidimensional space possess visual values -- in themselves -- that transcend their actual representation. The process occasionally begins with a concrete image, at times with very specific references, as some titles suggest. Other times, elements of a less obvious nature affirm their presence through lines, planes or colors, manifesting a search of what visual language is without claiming to be narrative or anecdotal.
This construction process also becomes a means through which elements that have previously been unnoticed are discovered. By being decontextualized, they acquire new meaning, giving rise to a dialogue between that which is material and that which is visual. The only obstacle is the physical limits of the canvas.
ABOUT HENY STEINBERG'S WORK
Mexican artist Heny Steinberg’s abstracted landscapes invite us to travel from the map to the localized event. The shapes within Steinberg’s work transcend two dimensional representation and have meaning beyond visual appearance. Her process begins with concrete images and references, yet over time give way to her process. Her abstractions fluctuate between representation and abstraction of variables.. Her works are reminiscent of American Abstract Expressionists like Helen Frankenthaler but also have a clear Mexican Cubist influence. Steinberg’s color palette is unique and soft, while also being dynamic, emotional, and playful.
Steinberg uses several layers of acrylic paint, balancing her artwork between abstracted forms and geometric outlines. Her unique artworks are constructed by displacement over a lattice or a diagram by way of fragmentation, union, and re-fragmentation. The shapes that inhabit this multi-dimensional space possess visual values that transcend their actual representation. Her work process becomes a means by which elements that have previously been unnoticed are discovered. Through their decontextualization, elements acquire new meaning, giving rise to a dialogue between the material and the viewer.
Steinberg’s imagination discovers, within the territories, the link between abundance and vacuum, the complex and diverse strategies imagined pursuing the cultural appropriation of space. Her mid-century modern inspired paintings can be found in art collections world-wide. Steinberg’s paintings have been exhibited frequently in her native country of Mexico, but she has also achieved abundant recognition internationally with exhibitions in the Netherlands, Germany, and Belgium.