Expressions of the Sign

At the beginning of her career and influenced by her studies with the Venezuelan artist Víctor Hugo Irazábal, Avilán worked the chromatism from an expressive drive linked to symbolism. The pieces from “Expresiones del signo” — Expressions of the Sign — series show her vehemence in the application of color through free brushstrokes that nevertheless allow a glimpse into some simple forms, close to primitive signs. The language revealed its radical expressionist roots, given not only by the profusion of colors and the mixture of the forms — symbols with the stains of color — but also by the exuberance of the impasto.