Errata Solo exhibition
Yohanna M. Roa
Dimensions: 20 x 5 x 3.5 meters
Wall covered with 550 linoleum and vegetable ink prints.
Degradation from red to blue to green
Lower wall, floor and back wall intervened with stikers
Wallpaper collage. 5 X 3.5 meters.
Biology book intervened with: watercolor, markers, paint, collages
Sociology books intervened with: markers, rubber stamps and stikers
Digital impressions to which I have cut out pre-Columbian shapes, using laser cutter
Yohanna M. Roa has developed specializations not only in painting and photography, but also in film and television, which has made her a multimedia artist covering various fields and practices that include participation in the short film "Jardín de Mi Casa" made in a of its facilities, in the Mexican capital in 2008 and its participation in groups such as “Escuela de Vagabundos” and Mono TM in the same city, preceded by its connection with “Helena Producciones” in Cali.
This exhibition revolves around the world of printed publications as vehicles for transmitting knowledge. Only that the exercise of it is directed towards a review of the printed material and its illustrations, in order to modify, subvert them and thus destabilize the information and revive them so that they pervert their initial function.
Roa embarks on a visual adventure with collected materials which are selected through a wide spectrum of interests that not only include the history of art and the future of fashion, but also texts and images that speak of economics, sociology or biology, thus attending to an offer that overflows and that not only caters for books and magazines, but also reworked and alters posters and catalogs, welcoming various icons that lead it to de-center the initial axes and give them unexpected reach, both loquacious and provided with an underground humor.
Text and textuality, immediate, obvious and encrypted images. Overlays and interventions.
Painting, embroidery, engraving, collage. All this and more in an obviously ultra-baroque work that roams both the society of the spectacle and the margins of eloquence stunned by information. Her proposal also points out the media urgency where she witnesses them as mirages can also be destined to her own surrender due to excess.