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ERIKA SHIBA

Erika Shiba (b. 1996, lives and works in Normal, IL, United States)

Neurosphere V.2, 2020
Hard ground etching with aquatint and spit bite aquatint
Sheet: 28 x 16 inches
Printed and published by the artist
Edition: 5

Document V, 2020
Hard ground etching with aquatint and alcohol tusche wash
Sheet: 16 x 12 inches
Printed and published by the artist
Edition: 15

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I fabricate and document an invented world to explore the tension between rationality and fantasy, and clarity and confusion. My work references mental spaces and each print exists as a document of discovery in this psychological universe. I am driven by the idea of cataloguing and organizing the intangible; the biomorphic creatures I create act as anchor points and, as the inhabitants of this surreal universe, they become my proxies to navigate these incorporeal forces. The geometry I use embodies structure, balance and stability. The appearance of logic in these devices is then contradicted with configurations that defy any rational reasoning.

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