Spanish artist Cristina Iglesias creates sculptural installations that are embedded into their surrounding architecture, playing and redefining the spaces they occupy. The ongoing Metonymy series (Metonimia in Spanish) also explores the relationships between art and nature. Using natural landscapes and simulations of cascading waterfalls, Iglesias incorporates her assembled topography indoors.
The artist is conscious of every element that affects the viewer’s experience when entering a room and viewing her work, from the lighting to the spacial composition of each piece. They serve to transform the architecture, changing the reality of a space along with its appearance. She says, “I’m interested in the idea of making a well outside connecting you to the depths of the earth. And I’m interested in a well that takes you to a dreamy place you know is not possible.