Blanca Haddad / Trans
June, 2006

Trans is the title given to Blanca Haddad's solo exhibition in Square Art Projects, a selection of recent paintings done in the six months since her arrival in Barcelona. The central theme of the show is, as always in her work, the autobiographical.

One could say that Blanca's work is expressionistic. Or one could say that it is weighted in symbolism, revealing her South American roots. But it's much more than either of those observations – her work is a pure reaction between the self and life itself, the work almost a consequence of this confrontation. She doesn't plan her pieces; there are no sketches or colour studies – that isn't the point. She simply paints ferociously, struggling to find answers at the same time as defending herself against what unsettles her.