Iris Burchi


Change is a constant in the painting of Iris Burchi. She paints that which she feels in the manner in which she lives it; believing that everything is energy, that everything vibrates and everything changes. Her relationship with the canvas is intimate, personal. Painting is the space and the time of a dialogue between the reflection and her instinct; a refuge where she observes her emotional world in relation to her surroundings. Her search for beauty rests in the spontaneous and her artistic spirit motivated by the concept of the infinite, makes every painting an adventure in which anything is possible and where seeing herself is inevitable.

Her artwork has little to do with creating or expressing. It is the path she travels to reinvent herself, to explore different ways of realizing her sensibility and voice and to feel the magnitude of freedom. Her artistic orientation is towards sound, vibration; towards the relationship between energy and emotions in the existential dynamic. Every one of her paintings captures a vibration of an intermediate, temporal space, of feelings, thoughts, senses and emotions, that when she painted vanish like the sound in the wind.

Since 1999 she has been exploring the harmony and the balance of divergent expressions of life and emotions. Her thinking deeply influenced by Michelangelo, Balthus and Kandinsky, drives her in 2004 to her first exhibition in Caracas, THE ART OF SILENCE. Then, she mentored under Felipe Romero, Rafael Silverio and Alexi Rojas of the Marapa Archaeological Museum, in Edo. Vargas, Venezuela. During this period, rock art and lithic painting captured her attention, and the use of natural pigments along with acrylic highlight in her artwork. In 2006 through a second exhibition, WITHOUT LIMITS, two of her paintings disappear, immersing her in a state of solitude and deep questioning. Nine years later she exhibited twenty of her paintings at ABSTRACT 2015 exhibition held in the city of Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico, where she currently resides and works. She concludes 26 acrylic paintings in 2018, POLARIDADES, INTEGRANDO PARTS as an unalloyed celebration of emotions and colour showing every one of the paintings as a living entity, one that lives in non-stop vibration inside of us and it expands in the immensity of the unknown.