AMANDA LINARES

2020 BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS GRADUATE

EMPHASIS IN GRAPHIC DESIGN

My work explores universal topics, such as identity, displacement, absence, and reconnection through the implementation of multidisciplinary practices. Although having a strong foundation in graphic design I tend to expand to various mediums, like illustration, sculpture, installation, and photography. I see and approach materials as tools or conductors of information that continuously nurture each other when fused. Materials like cement, wood, fabric, and paper

show a recurrent consistency captivating me due to its contrasted fragility and durability.

Throughout my work process, I've discovered an attentive focus in developing a strong narration to reconnect with my personal story and roots. My pieces often have a poetic content rooted in precise structure and organization of materials, carrying a solid narrative through the use of typographical solutions.

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BFA THESIS PROJECT

"Between Islands and Peninsulas” is an installation created for the BFA Show that functions as a metaphor for spatiality altered by the perception of time and context. Using the grid as a way of mapping spatial relations, I reflect on my journey as an immigrant moving from Cuba to Miami. Through the use of text, images, books, and sculptural objects I narrate personal impressions while moving between these grids and revisiting the archives of my memory.

“ TODO SIGUE IGUAL ”
“ TODO SIGUE IGUAL ”

DETAIL FROM ARTIST BOOK 1 "Todo sigue igual" (Everything stays the same) is a nostalgic book about Cuba. With a concrete cover, the book reflects on the idea of a heavy and constrained space/grid where time seems to have slowed down. ​

“ TODO SIGUE IGUAL ”
“ TODO SIGUE IGUAL ”

DETAIL FROM ARTIST BOOK 1 "Todo sigue igual" (Everything stays the same) is a nostalgic book about Cuba. With a concrete cover, the book reflects on the idea of a heavy and constrained space/grid where time seems to have slowed down. ​

“ TODO SIGUE IGUAL ”
“ TODO SIGUE IGUAL ”

DETAIL FROM ARTIST BOOK 1 "Todo sigue igual" (Everything stays the same) is a nostalgic book about Cuba. With a concrete cover, the book reflects on the idea of a heavy and constrained space/grid where time seems to have slowed down. ​

“ AGUA SALADA ”
“ AGUA SALADA ”

DETAIL FROM ARTIST BOOK 2 "Agua Salada" (Salty Water) is a book about the sea with a cover made out of wood, inspired on the dot grid system. This book contemplates the sea as a place to grieve, hope, connect, and meditate.

“ AGUA SALADA ”
“ AGUA SALADA ”

DETAIL FROM ARTIST BOOK 2 "Agua Salada" (Salty Water) is a book about the sea with a cover made out of wood, inspired on the dot grid system. This book contemplates the sea as a place to grieve, hope, connect, and meditate.

“ AGUA SALADA ”
“ AGUA SALADA ”

DETAIL FROM ARTIST BOOK 2 "Agua Salada" (Salty Water) is a book about the sea with a cover made out of wood, inspired on the dot grid system. This book contemplates the sea as a place to grieve, hope, connect, and meditate.

" ALTERNATIVE REALITIES "
" ALTERNATIVE REALITIES "

DETAIL FROM ARTIST BOOK 3 "Alternative Realities" is a book about Miami as a symbol of my first contact with the world outside the island. This last book narrates in an abstract way my impressions and mixed emotions when I first arrived.

" ALTERNATIVE REALITIES "
" ALTERNATIVE REALITIES "

DETAIL FROM ARTIST BOOK 3 "Alternative Realities" is a book about Miami as a symbol of my first contact with the world outside the island. This last book narrates in an abstract way my impressions and mixed emotions when I first arrived.

" ALTERNATIVE REALITIES "
" ALTERNATIVE REALITIES "

DETAIL FROM ARTIST BOOK 3 "Alternative Realities" is a book about Miami as a symbol of my first contact with the world outside the island. This last book narrates in an abstract way my impressions and mixed emotions when I first arrived.

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