Manuela Lopez

About This Project

Manuela Lopez is a Spanish watercolour artist who developed a project based on the observation and anthropological study of Messejana The main idea behind doing Manuela’s work was to interpret the landscape, and the people of Messejana, trying to capture what makes it different as a place, and its history.

The first two weeks were dedicated to knowing more about the town´s history and exchanging with local people. From there the artist started to do drawings based on the observations of her surroundings.

This ethnographic research resulted in the elaboration of a personal file of works that narrated the stay and her experiences discovering Messejana. It represented a series of personal encounters that Manuela had with some locations while using watercolors, some of those accompanied by the writing of personal notes about them.