Vuslat in conversation with Chus Martínez

26 May 2022

Vuslat’s solo exhibition, “Silence”, presents a substantial and arresting collection of never-before-seen sculptures.

 

"We assume that what we say to each other creates our connections. But things we hold in silence, things we decide not to share, and even thoughts that are within our subconscious are vital elements in how we create connections. We tend to dismiss the importance of things we decide not to share, our secrets and our unspoken truths. Connections are composed of spoken words as well as the silences - the thoughts, feelings and truths that are not manifested – creating the spaces in between. I am interested in the role of these spaces in-between in creating connections and closeness. I explore not only the forms themselves but also how the in-betweeness determines the forms' relation to one another and to their surroundings.”

 

"Silence" introduces the work that Vuslat has developed privately in her studio in the recent years. The works are immersed in an atmosphere redolent of memory, joy, loss and the search for an artistic language often been tinged with a sense of the elegiac. The sculptures are weighty, rooted, embodying a presence that is meant to coexist with our own in the physical and symbolic space of the gallery. As Vuslat ds annotates, "The space has its own rules of connecting- we can only step into that space if we can engage all of our senses." Through sculpting, Vuslat DS creates a contrarian alternative to a repressive and patriarchal sequence. "Silence“ is a chance to unveil the work in a context where we can understand the context of the prolific artist’s social and environmentally sensitive practice.

Text by Chus Martínez