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Mirana Zuger is a Canadian artist living in Montreal, Quebec.
ARTIST STATEMENT My work is a record of awareness and motion imprinted on a medium. It is the evidence of something having been committed, providing an archaeology for the viewer to both witness and explore. A dictionary of marks is used to create a personal iconography. These gestures are derivative of light, time, gravity and movement. The accumulation of marks is part of a natural system, free from external intent. The inner logic of the composition describes a corner of an infinite ecosystem, mimetic of the limitless resolution of nature. Material considerations play an important role in these works. Each develops in accordance with the material parameters I establish. Tennis table paint asks for a dry medium. Chalkboard paint asks for palimpsests, and erased brushwork. Rabbit skin glue preserves the look and texture of raw canvas. Wax accepts all the subtleties of my finger prints and translates them into bronze. There is not any one thing to be understood- they are lateral fields of information to be explored, considered, and experienced. They offer an invitation to imagine the consciousness that stood before them, the speed and slowness of the motions that laid them down, and the decisions that hazarded the colour and form that now confront.
Mirana's website is http://miranazuger.com
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