Explore how Glendalys Medina uses geometric, cultural and personal imagery to deep dive into the process of human learning.
Glendalys Medina is a conceptual interdisciplinary visual artist inspired by human learning, cognitive perception, and how we create order out of the constant flow of chaotic information that we deal with on a daily basis.
“My practice is inspired by how humans learn, create order out of chaos and make sense of the world; how previous knowledge is essential for learning and perceiving; how the ambiguity of the world increases our reliance on that previous knowledge; how we project that knowledge when we don’t understand; and how we see with our brains recognizing patterns of information. I create work that amplifies marginalized voices, deconstructs and reconstructs image, language and systems to incite a change in cognitive structures that occur as a result of an experience. I am interested in creating moments when previous knowledge gets an upgrade and new perspectives are formed to establish cultural inclusivity.”
𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘄𝗲 𝗹𝗼𝘃𝗲 • How she incorporates cultural references from throughout her life into geometric designs inspired by inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil. It was his belief that human pattern recognition is so adept, it can detect even the smallest disturbances, subsequently altering a person’s perception, as well as their behavior. Medina’s work probes this hypothesis with cultural elements meant to test, challenge and, possibly, turn this theory on its head.
Stay up to date on Glendalys' work at www.gmedinastudio.com.