MURAM.Museo Regional de Arte Moderno.Cartagena
/ Revista Nolens Volens
"Following the start of the American invasion of Afghanistan, the
American press published a series of photographs "illustrating" the
event. Many of these images - with human casualties and destruction
omitted - looked like 19th Century landscape paintings. By
using this form, painting, I want to address the ways in which the
aesthetics of these images equated war to beauty. Through these
means, war was made palatable to the audience. Furthermore war
was proposed as a sublime event that could not be questioned."
(Erlea Maneros Zabala)
1977, Bilbao, Basque Country. Lives and works in Los Angeles. Erlea Maneros Zabala is a mixed media artist, creating wall paintings, drawings and image-based work in which the material processes intersect with museological and news media sources. She received her MFA from California Institute of the Arts in 2002. Her exhibitions include After The Final Simplification Of Ruins, Centro Cultural Montehermoso, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain, The backroom, Kadist Art Foundation, Paris, and Meanwhile, in another..., Sala Rekalde, Bilbao, Basque Country. She has had solo exhibitions at Carreras Múgica, Bilbao, Redling Fine Art, Los Angeles, Seamen's Art Club, Hamburg, Germany, and Queen's Nails Annex, San Francisco.