Angela de la Cruz, born 1965 in La Coruña, is a Spanish artist. In her work de la Cruz uses the painting and its components as a sculptural object rather than a two-dimensional representation. She focuses on breaking preconceived ideas of painting by targeting the essential structural component of the canvas: the stretcher. By breaking and bending out of shape the stretcher, the canvases are often left detached, mangled, torn, or warped. Recently, de la Cruz’ creations take on anthropomorphic characteristics in the actions they seem to be performing or the poses in which they are set.Read More
Angela de la Cruz studied philosophy at the University of Santiago de Compostela (1989) before moving to London, where she obtained a BA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths College (1994) and an MA in Sculpture and Critical Theory from the Slade (1996). Important solo exhibitions include Fundación Luis Seoane (2015), Camden Arts Centre, London (2010), Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Sevilla (2005), and Museo de Arte Contemporanea de Vigo (2004). Angela de la Cruz was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2010. In 2017 she was awarded the Premio Nacional de Artes Plásticas. Angela de la Cruz lives and works in London.
Text courtesy Galerie Thomas Schulte.
Thomas Schulte speaks about Allan McCollum's exhibition Everything Is Going To Be OK and the simultaneous group show Listen To a Heart Beat, both of which are on view at Galerie Thomas Schulte from 23 May to 11 July 2020.
On the occasion of her exhibition Layers at Galerie Thomas Schulte (26 October 2019 to 11 January 2020), Angela de la Cruz spoke to Louisa Elderton about her choice of a minimalist display mirroring the feeling of experiencing the end of a party when the guests are leaving and the feeling of being at the end of an era not knowing what's to come...
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