Francisca Prieto – work with paper and metal

The Chilean artist Francisca Prieto is someone whose work I have followed for several years now, having first spotted her along with her impressive storage cabinet at Cockpit Arts during an open studio visit.

Photo from Uppercase Magazine

She works with metal as well as paper, bending and folding her materials from 2 dimensions to 3. It isn’t just the aesthetics, strong as they are, that appeal to me: the ritualistic and repeated activity is meditative; her aim to record and reinterpret something redundant and unwanted into something desirable, to breathe new life into paper, moves me.

All photos (unless otherwise indicated) are from her website as I couldn’t find any decent ones from my own archives.