Enter Cinta Vidal Agulló’s Disorienting Spaces

Cinta Vidal Agulló’s paintings might call to mind Escher’s surreal artwork. Much like the Dutch artist, Vidal Agulló creates disorienting spaces that seem to defy gravity – spaces where it’s hard to tell what’s up and what’s down.

“With these un-gravity constructions, I want to show that we live in one world, but we live in it in very different ways,” she told Hi-Fructose Magazine. Indeed, her artwork calls to mind the many different ways we navigate through our environments.

“Playing with everyday objects and spaces, placed in impossible ways to express that many times, the inner dimension of each one of us does not match the mental structures of those around us,” says Vidal Agulló. “The architectural spaces and day-to-day objects are part of a metaphor of how difficult it is to fit everything that shapes our daily space: our relationships, work, ambitions, and dreams.”

Using acrylic on wood panels, Vidal Agulló’s chosen style is realistic so as to help the viewer recognize the quotidian space that we all inhabit, assisting him to understand this ordered maze. “I want the viewers to recognize what they are seeing, but to see it in a very different, unstructured, broken way,” she concludes.