Acrylic and pape mâché on canvas, 90x120x3 cm, 2019
These white paintings, seemingly white on white, apparently at least, are actually much more complex when we take the time to look at them. They need to be looked at for several minutes, until the eye gradually gets used to their white. As if we open our eyes in broad daylight, after spending hours in the dark, we need time to get used to the light and to be able to grasp the details of the world around us. This is what Syona tries to recreate in the paintings of this series, where the details are revealed as we allow ourselves to contemplate, while changing angle or distance of the gaze. These are paintings for meditation, paintings that cannot be seen in 3 seconds, works that require several minutes of contemplation and then, when we made that effort, when we focused precisely on these dimensions, we perceive all the richness and depth of the artwork.