Talking Points: Marela Zacarías

A collection of imagery and sources designed to stimulate conversation around the work of Marela Zacarías.

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Marela Zacarías

“My pieces are sculptural paintings. I make the piece take your eye into spaces you wouldn’t think to look.”

Marela is a painter/sculptor who creates undulating painted forms which explore movement and colour. The majority of Marela’s pieces are site specific (created for a particular location). 

Marela lives between Brooklyn and Mexico City

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Questions to Ask Children

How would you describe Marela’s artwork to someone who couldn’t see it?

How does it make you feel? How would you react if you were in the same space?

What does it remind you of?

Does your eye stay still when you look at it?

Can you imagine how Marela works out how the pieces join together? 

Is it like anything you have seen before?

What kinds of colours does she use?

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