GIHAN TUBBEH - DE TIEMPO EN TIEMPO UN VOLCAN ESTALLA
De Tiempo en Tiempo un Volcán Estalla (From Time to Time a Volcano Explodes) suggests an allegorical journey to the feminine condition within the universe through a poetic construction found more likely at the heart of a cosmogony, by associating insignia of nature with the human, animal kingdom, and the cosmos. Through a metaphorical elaboration, the images attempt to elevate the feminine condition of the earth as nucleus of fertility and generation of life, without ceasing to confront us with its accidents and power of destruction.
Praised through visual rhymes, where ancestral wisdom is immortalized, and primordial memory is treasured, the territory acts as a riddle breeding wonder for the mysterious. Nature speaks as an eruption of being, reminiscing, and heritage— where ancestors, archetypes and arcana meet again.
Captivated by the strangeness and secret order of nature, the contradiction of how some opposites must bond to exist, and the irrationality in human emotions, Tubbeh’s work aims to create new senses by combining incompatible forces, intuitively. What can start out in a space of ambiguity becomes meaningful and reveals truth.
Gihan Tubbeh lives and works between Peru and Europe. Focusing on long-term projects, Tubbeh’s work explores the spiritual and perceptual dimensions of the human experience in relation to the planet and the cosmos. Nature evokes in Gihan Tubbeh a state of grace, questioning, and alertness. Inherent to nature and imprinted in the landscape, violence embodies both death and new life. To her, climate change is a clear manifestation of how the earth reacts over time to the abuse humans perform. While nature’s dichotomies spread between creation and destruction, Tubbeh’s work attempts to awaken to a planetary vision of the psychic landscape and emotional topography in which we are submerged; a transformation of the physical into the psychological.