[Many thanks to AICA Caraïbe du Sud for bringing this item to our attention.] Fondation Clément presents Dominican artist Luz Severino’s “Dentro del bosque” [In the Woods]. Luz Severino, born in Sabana de la Mar, Dominican Republic, is a graduate of the National School of Fine Arts in Santo Domingo. She is based in Martinique. Fondation Clément’s Claudine Collin writes:
This is the third individual exhibition that the artist presents at Fondation Clément. In 2011, she directed “Derrière le voile” [Behind the Veil] and, in 2007, “Visages innocents” [Innocent Faces]. This time, through her 2019 piece “Dentro del Bosque,” the artist presents her work in a marvelous break with her previous production, mixing styles and techniques (painting, installation, engraving). Luz Severino shares:
“In this exhibition, I denounce the impact of humanity on the planet and, in particular, on nature. For many generations, human beings have been destroying their environment—which has nurtured them since the dawn of time—however, nature is the symbol of life. As the ancient Native American or African phrase quoted by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry in Terre des hommes aptly states, ‘We do not inherit the land of our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.’ Thus, in my view, the responsibility of humankind towards the environment should be a responsibility to future generations. Every action on earth is about each one of us, and above all, it involves a legacy that will follow subsequent generations.”
[Her work] presents a desire for a collective awareness of the environment and the hope of loving and protecting the nature that the artist presents to us; of course, through singular aesthetic choices that remain to be discovered.
Text translated by Ivette Romero. See original text (in French) and more information at https://www.claudinecolin.com/fr/2055-luz-severino-dentro-del-bosque