The visual art of Romina Schimpf is an abstract work where textiles are fused with other media to create a powerful and almost sculptural image of the process of life and its deterioration. Each work is born from taking photographs, mostly of corroded objects and that are in an advanced oxidation process.
The abstract three-dimensional textiles are strongly influenced by their birthplace, Misiones, Argentina, where the main characteristic of the soil and rocks is their unmistakable red color due to the presence of iron-rich laterite minerals.
“Not only the presence of this mineral and its precious color influence and determine the works, but also the exuberant flora and fauna of the place, giving rise to a rich symbiosis of organic and inorganic elements that converge simultaneously to establish a homogeneous flow and relationship between the different stages and processes of life in general. “
The artistic process of each three-dimensional work is intuitive and natural, almost like an emotional and introspective act, which, due to this fact, entails a long material time.
Each work is marked by symbolism and influence.
“Textiles express that fusion between living and non-living organisms, that same repetition of nature in every detail, in every being and object. Everything has a beginning and a course in time, aging, which in each work is intrinsically determined by rust.”