Barcelona-based artist Cinta Vidal Agulló invites you to step inside her disorienting paintings, but if you manage to step out it’s entirely up to you. Using acrylic on wood panels, her artwork explores the complicated ways in which we navigate through space. These ways aren’t necessarily straight forward, as we’d like to imagine.
As such, her artworks portray buildings and interiors that seemingly defy gravity – a world in which the ceiling is actually the floor and vice versa. “I want the viewers to recognize what they are seeing, but to see it in a very different, unstructured, broken way,” relayed Vidal Agulló in an interview with Hi-Fructose Magazine.
“With these un-gravity constructions, I want to show that we live in one world, but we live in it in very different ways,” she went on to explain. “Playing with everyday objects and spaces, placed in impossible ways to express that many times, the inner dimension of each one of us does not match the mental structures of those around us.”
These everyday objects and interiors are drawn in a realistic fashion, so as to make them recognizable. In this, supposedly realistic space, the viewer can recognize the paradoxes that prevail are day to day existence. “The architectural spaces and day-to-day objects are part of a metaphor of how difficult it is to fit everything that shapes our daily space: our relationships, work, ambitions, and dreams,” she adds.