Adjanys Marrero Amador (°1978, Puerto Rico, United States) makes photos, paintings, drawings, and costumes. Marrero Amador aims to examine an expansive spectrum of dilemmas in a multi-layered way by investigating sign processes, signification, and connection. She likes to involve the audience in a way that is often intense, and believes that truth is the highest level of intensity meant to be experienced.
Her photographs raise questions about how an image appears in the context of contemporary visual culture, where images, representations, and ideas are generally used. She seeks to create pieces in which the actual event still has to happen or has just ended, moments evocative of mood and suspense that are not part of a narrative thread, by leading the viewer down the wrong path. While the drama plays out elsewhere, the build-up of tension is frozen in time to become a recollection of an event that will happen even if its in a diffrent reality.
Her work is a direct response to the surrounding world, and it is based on the artist's own everyday experiences. These are frequently framed incidents that would go undetected in their original context.By emphasizing aesthetics, she makes work that generates diverse meanings. Associations and meanings collide. Space morphs becoming time, while language transforms into photograph.
Her work has a chilly and ominous harshness to it at times. Then emerges, a perplexing magnificence. The inevitable visual seductiveness further distorts the reception of their profound symbolism. She seduces the observer into a world of perpetual disequilibrium and the interval that articulates the stream of scenarios and situations using a conceptual approach. Moments that only exist to punctuate the human drama are described in order to elucidate our existence and discover poetic value in ordinary life.
Her artworks are assigned erroneous responsibilities: meanings are reversed, and form and content meld. Forms are divorced from their original meaning, revealing the framework through which they ordinarily operate. Unmistakable meanings are fractured and disseminated indefinitely.
Adjanys Marrero Amador currently lives and works in Inglewood, Greater Los Angeles Area and is available world-wide.