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A multidisciplinary artist concerned with socially engaged practice, Marynes Avila creates work that specifically responds to site and community, usually implementing the use of multiples as “data connectors” in the public realm.

Working at the intersection of art and science, Marynes’ practice is informed by Biology, Ecology, Ethnobotany, Depth Psychology, and Carl Jung's concept of the Collective Unconscious. 


The investigation of multiples as an allegory for the relationship between the individual, the group, and their interaction with nature has shaped the vital focus of Avila’s art/science research practice.

Taking inspiration from the wonders of nature and its forms, Avila utilizes repetition to redefine the object and its symbolism offering a subtle platform to often question the consequences of human imprint in the age of the anthropocene.


The artist’s labor-intensive process involves extensive sourcing, exploration and manipulation of organic and recycled manmade materials, and the traditional lost wax bronze sculpture method as a means to both unveil their inherent physical possibilities, and establish inclusive, alternative and poetic visual narratives.

Meticulous drawing, bronze sculpture, microphotography, micrographic digital video, digital photography, performance (dance) and wearable art are central to the artist’s process and an essential component of Avila's oeuvre, being the catalyst for the artist's large-scale installations. 


A key component of  Avila’s work is its participatory nature, from the hand gestures required during the act of drawing as a group and the interactive experience of observing the wonders of nature under microscopes, to the performative act of immersing as a group in a natural environment while collaborating in the creation of projects. 

Installed in site-specific configuration varying from landscapes to architectural spaces, Avila’s work explore the close relationship between the notions of multiplicity in nature, a sense of place and belonging aiming to generate critical thinking and reflective engagement.

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