Ilma Laterza-Codas’ abstract paintings are spiritual typographies, a window to the ignored spaces of the human mind and spirit. Latin American art critic Vicky Torres says Laterza-Codas’ work is “loaded with vivid color” and presents the observer “maps of the human spirit that at the same time represent the geography and the history of the worlds within the subconscious.”
In Laterza-Codas’ paintings, the observer finds lava-red deserts and impenetrable blue oceans, created with vivid colors that push against each other and rocky textures that protrude from the canvas. In her work, light expands, penetrates, investigates and rescues hidden corners of moments lived and recorded in our subconscious. Laterza-Codas’ careful use of color, light and texture suggests shapes and volume, intensifies tensions and clears spaces. Latin American art critic Ticio Escobar says the results are “vigorously abstract, activated through emotional impulse.”
Laterza-Codas was born in Paysandu, Uruguay. She has a degree in psychology from the Universidad Catolica and has been studying art technique and theory since 1984. Laterza-Codas is a Paraguayan citizen and lives and paints in Asuncion, Paraguay.
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