Liliana Porter (Buenos Aires, 1941) is an Argentinian artist living and working in New York City since 1964. Using a wide range of media (photography, video, canvas, drawings, prints, collages, installations…) her works are based on humble, inanimate objects, like toys and figurines found in flea markets, to address larger philosophical questions and emotional states. She states that “These ‘theatrical vignettes’ are constructed as visual comments that speak of the human condition. I am interested in the simultaneity of humor and distress, banality and the possibility of meaning.”
1968’s “Wrinkle” is a portfolio of ten photoengraved etchings, including an interview. The images show a progressive deformation of a sheet of paper aimed to address a discourse on materiality, artistic gesture, artistic meaning and visual landscape.