Enriqueta Ahrensburg

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This interview was recorded on the 5th of February 2021 and released on the 15th of March 2021


Enriqueta Ahrensburg is the perfect personification of the artist who exists so immersed in the creation of her work that she is almost entirely detached from what may happen to it once it is released into the world that helped create it. She is an artist who lives, breathes and produces visual experiences, one after the other, with the sole purpose of maintaining her core essence and mental sanity without the need, necessarily, for acclamation or validation from a market that does not always align itself with her process. Living through a moment in history in which we are all reconciling ourselves more than ever with the concept of our existence as a space for evolution and constant transformation rather than a destination full of certainties, it seemed apt and necessary to talk to Enriqueta in order to delve deeper into an artistic practice that is so abundant, intimate, vital and free from labels and market commitments.

Of German descent, Enriqueta was born and raised in Venezuela, where she also trained as an artist. Today she lives in London where, every day of her life, she clings to, and merges with, her unstoppable creative practice. Her painterly language is abstract and expansive. Her large, vivid canvases take you on a journey that is born from chaos, the initial spark of life capable of creating layers of matter that cannot be understood merely as linear or vertical, but should be perceived instead as spirals – layers of painted geology in which matter, like nature, intertwines, meets, manifests and becomes a reality.

And when Enriqueta is not working on these colourful creations, she is using the pseudonym Juana De Monch to create drawings that overflow with symbolic allegories and eclectic mythologies and archetypes. Her drawings symbolically depict the unification of varying visions of a universe in which Tarot, medieval folklore, occultism and metaphysics all come together to create works of art that could so easily be historical illustrations or etchings from an alternate reality. Under the guidance of her alter ego, these magical and almost religious visions appear, become bound to this world and make real one of the more prolific facets of Enriqueta’s creative nature.

This episode of Metralla Rosa is a journey into the inner world of an artist who, despite the obstacles placed in her path by life in the diaspora, inhales inspiration and exhales creativity every single day of her life. This conversation is a journey into the heart of an artist who creates for the same reasons she breathes, and whose visions for both the future of human dynamics and the economy of the art world are highly revolutionary.

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Enriqueta Ahrensburg: Instagram | Saatchi Art | Artsy | Facebook | LinkedIn

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Enriqueta Ahrensburg es la cabal personificación del artista que existe inmerso en el proceso creador y casi totalmente desapegado del resultado que su obra podría generar en el mundo que la co-crea. Es la personificación del artista que respira, vive y produce experiencias visuales consecutivas y continuas, con la única y genuina finalidad de preservar su esencia vital y su sanidad mental, y sin esperar necesariamente el aplauso o la validación de un mercado que no siempre se alinea con su proceso. Estando en un momento histórico en el que todos estamos reconciliándonos más que nunca antes con la existencia como espacio para la evolución y la transformación constante, y no como un destino repleto de certezas, nos pareció justo y necesario conversar con Enriqueta e indagar en su práctica artística, fecunda, íntima, vital y libre de compromisos de mercado y de etiquetas.

De ascendencia alemana, Enriqueta nació, creció y se formó como artista en Venezuela, y hoy por hoy vive en Londres donde cada día de su vida se aferra con mayor sentido de fusión a su imparable producción plástica. Su lenguaje pictórico es abstracto y expansivo. Sus lienzos son un viaje que parte del caos, de una chispa inicial capaz de crear capas de materia física cuya comprensión no debe ser lineal ni vertical sino en espiral. Capas de geologías pictóricas en las que la materia, como la naturaleza, se entrelaza, se encuentra, se manifiesta y se hace presencia.

Por otra parte, sus dibujos realizados con el seudónimo Juana De Monch, ensamblan alegorías simbólicas repletas de eclécticas mitologías y arquetipos variopintos. De expresión figurativista, sus dibujos son sincréticas expresiones de cosmológicas en las que el Tarot, el folclor medieval, el ocultismo y la metafísica se unen para crear obras que podrían ser ilustraciones antiguas o estampillas provenientes de realidades paralelas. Bajo este alter ego, estas visiones mágico religiosas aterrizan, se circunscriben y dan vida a una de las facetas más prolíficas de su obra.

Este episodio de Metralla Rosa es un viaje hacia el mundo interior de una artista que a pesar de los obstáculos que supone la vida en la diáspora, y las limitaciones generales de la vida moderna, inhala inspiración y exhala creación todos los días de su vida. Esta conversación es un viaje hacia el corazón de una artista que crea por la misma razón que respira, y cuyas visiones de futuro están impregnadas de dinámicas humanas y convicciones del mercado del arte altamente revolucionarias.

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