La feliz tarea de nombrar y reunir. (The Joyful Task of Naming and Gathering)
Teresa Moro (Madrid, 1970) presents “The Joyful Task of Naming and Gathering”, her first solo exhibition at Galería Rafael Ortiz in Seville, a project that brings together some of her best-known series and pieces from her most recent production.
Her work showcases an intimate, delightful way of painting, presenting us objects and spaces of common use that she has collected and gathered in a documentary archive. These pieces have a peculiarity: all of them have belonged or belong to her idols, to the artists she most admires.
Visiting intimate (or apparently intimate) spaces that belong to admired artists and designers is an exercise of more than just painting, of appropriation, of more or less formal inquiry. The presence of these authors-actors shapes a universe that Teresa creates and believes in.
Teresa, through her paintings and gouaches, shares with us her collection of findings or discoveries, which, once gathered, manage to revive the imprint of their original owners. “The Joyful Task of Naming and Gathering” is an exhibition of painting, but, above all, of the cult of painting.
In the show we are shown artists’ studios, their rest areas, their beds, and personal objects, which acquire the status of relics. Thus, the intimacy of the creative process becomes public, in a sort of act of resistance against those who condemn painting to death.
An exhibition to enjoy, to choose, to recognize and to discover.
Her work is present in important institutional collections, including the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the collection of the Spanish Ministry of Culture, the Hoggard Wagner Collection in New York, the Centro Gallego de Arte Contemporáneo in La Coruña, the Centro de Arte CAB in Burgos or DA2, Domus Artium, Salamanca, among others.