By Mireia Ruiz
In Catalan, “troballes” is the plural of “troballa”, meaning “find” or “discovery”. It comes from the verb “trobar”, which means “to find”. The pieces of wood that make up the work are encounters I have had in the forest, in the streets of Barcelona, and in my carpenter’s discard bin. These encounters between the pieces and my hands come together in a meticulous process of collage. Fitting each piece together like a Tetris puzzle to create a work that represents the idea of making something majestic out of what I have found and giving new life to objects that would otherwise have been discarded. “Troballes is about transforming the ordinary into something meaningful.
2022 – Wood, finished with matt lacquer
Size: 150 x 150 cm
Mireia Ruiz, 1983 (Barcelona, 1983) studied graphic design at the BAU Barcelona design school (2001-2005). After several years in different studios she joined Cocolia Studio (2009- 2019), where she was in charge of the artistic direction developing creative projects of scenography and photography. For her, the use of colour is her main communicative tool. She has also been a member of the jury for the AdgFad Laus Awards for students, and also in the 080 Fashion Week Barcelona.
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