Oblivion brings us back to the present, even if it is conjugated in every tense - in the future, to live the beginning; in the present, to live the moment; in the past, to live the return; in every case, in order not to be repeated. We must forget in order to remain present, forget in order not to die; forget in order to remain faithful.
Marc Augé - Oblivion (2004)
Laura Garcia-Karras defines her paintings as silent spaces. At the heart of the silence lies a painterly, philosophic and poetic reflection mainly based on time. She remembers an incredibly powerful feeling experienced as a child. She had picked up a fossil and, while holding it, she became fully aware that she was quite literally carrying an embodiment of time in this small stone. She is holding a natural construction - the mineral casting of a living form, be it vegetal or animal, whose imprint (...)