Untitled is the first large-scale project that the sculptor Elba Bairon (La Paz, Bolivia, 1947) has made to date: a construction of strange dimensions and straight edges placed in an unsettling, unreal context. With this artwork, Bairon seeks to create a precise image in which the purity of the forms is paramount and the simplicity of the lines verges on the diaphanous. It is constructed from a soft shapes emerging from organic forms, a concept the artist describes as ‘emotional geometry’.
In a culture focussed on excess and overproduction, the artist appeals to our senses of sight, hearing and touch. In Untitled, the whiteness of the surfaces, the weightlessness of the figures, the simplicity of the lines and even the lack of a title mean that Bairon’s work resists classification: her installations call for absolute silence.