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Drawings by Victoria Goro-Rapoport

Juxtapoz // Monday, 28 Apr 2014
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'As an artist and human being, I am interested in exploring the precarious connection between natural and man-made spaces, and the men and women who inhabit them. Part of my artistic career was dedicated to set design. As a designer, for each new production I had to create and manipulate a unique relationship between the three-walled space of the stage and a human figure. With clever painting and lighting, the stage becomes a magic box. It is capable of transforming into a boundless universe, despite its obvious physical limitations. It can present itself as a natural jungle of the Amazon, or a stone Jungle of New York. A human figure in this invented space may seem powerful or helpless, important or insignificant. The real-life urban or natural environment is not that different from the one on stage. Just like characters of the play, the outside dwellers are capable of changing the space they inhabit, but the space, in turn, can change and mold them. Space can be comfortable, menacing, or enchanting, and so can human beings. In my work I try to reflect this mutual diffusion and influence of the people and the world they live in.' -Victoria Goro-Rapoport

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