Diana Fonseca, 1978

Pasatiempo/Pastime, 2004



Diana’s practice is built on using simple, common place objects and experiences from daily life to devise narratives that mix reality and fiction. Drawing on seemingly regular, everyday moments, such as sharpening a pencil or lighting a match, Quiñones’ work employs poetic metaphors that cleverly comment on broader social issues and universal human desires. In her works, although time does not exist as a datum, it exists as a substrate. One can feel its tyranny: every piece of Diana is the materialization of time as ontology. Diana, addicted to reconfiguring the daily and minimal using time as a platform for a repetitive or persistent action, combines in her pieces pain and dreams, innocence and aspiration.

In Pastime Diana resorts to a practice from our childhood consisting in sew our wet palm hands with a needle.  It was like a challenge not to get hurt or bleed.  In this work, she draws clouds, houses, planes…Every single dream the human being holds in its daily basis.  While she draws, desires and hope from an entire generation can break her body.

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