until 19.04. | #3791ARTatBerlin | 68 projects shows from 4. March 2023 the solo exhibition “I Thought I Could Change the World” by the Spanish artist Amparo Sard.
Artist Amparo Sard shows a range of artworks from works on paper to sculptures and the world’s first haptic NFT. She combines in her works a unique sense of aesthetics that is delicate and poetic and that connects with human emotions in a profound way.
Since her beginnings, the artist has been immersed in constant research with very different interests: Mathematics, Physics, Music, Philosophy. Her work is multidisciplinary and as delicate and beautiful as it is obsessive and disturbing. She explores and uses space and materials, including with her delicate works on perforated white paper, with which she began her artistic career and which have become her own personal language. The fragility of the material almost resembles human skin, creating relief through her punctures. In a very subtle way, these artworks transform a normally two-dimensional material like paper into a three-dimensional work, creating a drawing through small protrusions that protrude slightly from the surface, forming an image not through colour or lines but through shadows, the light created by the conical shapes made of paper.
Amparo Sard, What About Me, 2021, Paper perforated, 32,5 x 46 cm
According to the artist, “today, feeling is the most important thing” to add truth to any narrative. Sard is immersed in a constant investigation of the human condition – and of the artist as an individual who knows about feelings and uses them to convey “her vision”.
“I thought I could change the world” is an awareness of the way our social and environmental responses have evolved in this space – our own environment, our own context – where reality, fiction, truth and post-truth have become jumbled in an unfathomable drift. Behind the social activism to which the artist has committed herself, her work has a conceptual origin that initiates an investigation into the workings of human consciousness and the image, analysing how the image manages to transcend in the age of technology and fake news. She has never shied away from exploring different materials such as resin paints, polyurethane, videos and more recently recycled plastic, while also advocating and trying to raise awareness for the protection of the planet. Amparo Sard also explores the latest form of digital expression in art: NFT. In this exhibition we present her second haptic NFT entitled “Matar al Artista” (Kill the Artist).
Amparo Sard, Changing Material, 2022, 35 x 27 x 11 cm
Amparo Sard (* 1973, Mallorca) lives and works between Mallorca and Barcelona. She has been a lecturer and Doctor of Fine Arts at the University of Barcelona for 20 years and Director of Studies at the new ADEMA University of Fine Arts of the Balearic Islands. She received her MFA in Media Studies from the New School University, New York. Her awards include the Deutsche Bank International in Berlin, the Italian government’s Gold Medal for her career, being included in the LXRY list in Holland in 2018 as one of the 25 best artists in the world, and the DM Culture Award in 2022. She has had solo exhibitions in numerous national and international museums such as the Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome, the Conde Duque in Madrid and the Espacio de las Artes in Tenerife, to name a few. His works can be found in renowned art collections.
Opening: Saturday, 4 March 2023, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Exhibition dates: Saturday, 4 March 2023 to Wednesday, 19. April 2023to the gallery
Image caption title: Amparo Sard, Diluted Self Portrait, 2022, Recycled plastic with minimised ink, 32 x 44 cm
Exhibition Amparo Sard – 68 projects | Zeitgenössische Kunst Berlin Galerien | Contemporary Art | Exhibitions Berlin Galleries | ART at Berlin