Photo ©Atanasio+ Martinez
Through a process of invention, imagination, and excavation, my ceramics give shape to different aspects of my subconscious and emotional life. Curiosity drives my practice.
I make sculptural vessels, based on personal narrative and universal myths, that reference rituals, celebrations, and the search for meaning in our lives. Inspired by history, folk art and early cultures, I aim to invoke a universally shared emotional experience that imparts a feeling of connectedness.
I hand build my ceramics using slabs and coils. The organizing principles of nature fascinate me - out of chaos comes order - material constantly rearranging itself in ways that only become apparent as I work, striving to make objects that transcend time and place.
“Addressing the visual assumptions of the medium, Bianca Juarez’s ceramics look as if they were recently excavated yet are produced in oxidation and multiple firings. Her works suggest a passing of time that has yet to occur; considering the process of history as a form of invention that is more subjective than objective” - Annie Wharton, Curator Ladies’ Room LA.
Bianca's work is available through Craig Krull Gallery in Los Angeles and Flow Modern in Palm Springs.