Amparo de la Sota uses textiles to develop complex abstract compositions, maze of trajectories that blend and balance, giving rise to geometric rhythms and sequences with serene chromatic treatments. Her work is consistent, rigorous, detailed and silent. She uses found worn vintage fabrics that are not produced today;threads and warps to develop complex abstract compositions, confused but balanced labyrinths that give rise to geometrized rhythms and sequences, harmonized by a serene chromaticism.
“I “build” my work with irregular pieces of old fabrics. Rags, pieces of torn and worn fabrics, with some carefully embroidered initial. Heavy, thick linen fabrics that reach me from the past. With them I have recreated a map, a landscape in which to place them. Fabrics present in all homes, that are part of the past of all of us, objects that were once daily and that I wanted to bring to the present to admire and transform. And while I was embroidering it, I was not aware that another drawing, another pattern appeared on the back of the work, just like an insect, without realizing it, leaves its trail in the sand.”
Her work is exceptional in that it erases the frontier between design, art and craft. Her language is that of lines and dots that find interesting ancestral geometries with time as a main tool. Marcella Echavarria amparodelasota.com @amsota