Guadalupe Quesada’s artwork is driven by the questions of life and its infinite possibilities in the provocative context of alternative realities, therefore, challenging our material limitations and sensory fields beyond our very narrowed understanding of what is life and the images we hold of it. As the artist states, “The intriguing complexity of the universe, its wide spectrum of living entities and its overwhelming strangeness are the starting point of reflection on our perceptions and their relativity”. ¿Should this be taken as an equivalent idea of awareness before understanding?
This series consists of a selection of “alien plants”. Through the observation and reinterpretation of biological phenomena and organisms such as sea creatures, bacteria and fungi; Guadalupe Quesada decomposes, divides, merges and reorganizes preconceived ideas of life forms to create hybrid creatures, fantastic entities of an outer realm.
Guadalupe Quesada’s sculptures act as a medium to explore reality through our deep senses in an ethical quest for the familiarity in the strangeness and the unknown bringing their worlds closer to each other. “By means of identifying and categorizing the so-called structures of reality through conceptual designations and collective agreements, we limit our scope of reality based on relative ideas, despite the fact that the identity of the objects arises from temporary and subjective circumstances, causes and conditions, as well as a multitude of perspectives in exchange with the historical consensus and the collective memory of the observer. If objects were permanent and endowed with an intrinsic reality, they would appear in the same way to all perceivers. No phenomenon possesses substantial qualities, and nothing exists as it appears: independent of our own mind”.