Many social gestures have become rare in 2020 since the beginning of the pandemic, hugging is no longer done in the public square, no more physical contact, no hugging. Azul Loeve is taking advantage of the only exhibition held this year to hand out an abrazo in the heart of the city, in the center of Ivry, in the Hublot on Place Voltaire.
Her artwork has a Spanish title and speaks body-language, an abrazo is at once family hugs, lovers clinch, huggings between comrades, embrace of farewells and reunion.
Azul Loeve painted an abrazo with an Argentine accent, “Two tango dancers, all in blue, the color of my medium, instead of the traditional red and black of this dance. They look like an old photography, yet their movements can be seen in the brushstrokes, and the figuration is abstracted between their arms, in the chemistry of cyanide salts.
Cyanography is little known, halfway between photography and painting, it is an art of blue. I use this photosensitive ink as an ally of my imagination, with infinite games of interpretation, poetry, light.”