TATIANA BLANCO BIO
Tatiana Blanco is a multi-media artist and sculptor. She was born in San Jose, Costa Rica in 1984. As an international artist she divides her time between Miami, Puerto Rico, and Switzerland. Currently Tatiana resides in Miami while developing “Return to One”, a new series of sculptures. She describes her sculptures as a fusion of classical training and modern awareness, handling an array of materials with a contemporary hand. As an artist and mother, Tatiana is intrinsically a creator. The goal of her current work is to demonstrate the universal interconnectedness between living beings. Her works are in corporate and private collections across the U.S. and abroad, and have been included in numerous publications.
Tatiana Blanco’s sculptures appear simultaneously modern, zen-like, and at times pre-historic; thus appealing to eastern and western sensibilities and transcending space and time. In the detailed fabrication of Blanco’s work, visual beauty is always a substantive part of her sculptures. Present in each collection is the ideal that body language opens up a realm of communication. The process of creating each piece is rooted in transfer of energy.
The technique of Blanco’s weaving and connecting of metal ribbons is open to interpretation. Like dendritic nerves that communicate or veins and arteries that carry oxygen, each strand interconnects to become integral parts of a whole. Likewise, it is the basic need of all living things to interact within a greater scale of necessary social, emotional, and spiritual communication as the ribbons of her work connect on these planes. Blanco’s personal artistic aesthetic is derived from her independent research and study of ancient civilizations, particularly Egyptian and Mayan cultures, to understand the cyclic influence of art as a form of communication and historic events. The use of conductive metals, as copper and aluminum, transfer the energy from the artist into pieces in order to create the conceptual and sensory element of motion. The primary focus is to inspire a connection between the viewer and the energy in each piece during creation, identifying the rift between societal constraints and self-perception to come to a place of enlightenment within the connection of energy that is present within the universe.
In the creation of her sculptures, Blanco weaves soft 2-dimensional ribbons of copper or aluminum to create volumetric figures. The final anthropomorphic shape represents Tatiana’s understanding of classical figuration in a unique contemporary form. Simultaneously, her sculptures satisfy the ideology of creation transformed from simple building materials to more complex structures.