Volume II - Ana Navas

This viewing room contains available works by Ana Navas that are part of the second edition of our new online magazine Volumes. 

Please click here to explore Volume II - Ana Navas & Marisol Rodríguez

 

Ana Navas’ (*1984) practice is a combination of various art forms, including sculpture, video, painting and performance. In doing so, it focuses on user, design and art objects in the broadest sense of the word. As a sort of researcher, she explores the genealogy - the origin and development history - of such objects. She uses both a historical and a fictional approach to raise questions about the relationship between form and function and between "original" and "copy" of objects. In humorous and inventive ways Ana Navas shows that what we are - or better what we are required to be - is constructed and communicated through simple and seemingly inoffensive objects and behaviors. How is it possible that an object, such as an ironing board, is anchored in the collective memory of millions of people around the world? And how does the meaning of universal forms change in different contexts? According to Navas, this subject is important for artists and the process of creating art and design works. Where do makers get their inspiration and creativity from? To what extent is it possible to come up with an object or idea entirely on your own? Or are they by definition merged elements of things that you have seen before? And if so, to what extent can you actually claim that something is your idea?


Ana Navas
Placing a mirror at the entry area is a gracious way to welcome wealth in, installation view, P/////AKT Amsterdam, 2016

Ana Navas
Möbelladen, 2020

24.5 x 31 cm
plastic plate, bijouterie, cloth, acrylic
€ 1,800 (excl. VAT)

Ana Navas
Selena y Eva, 2019

25 x 30 cm
plastic plate, cloth, acrylic, bijouterie
€ 1,800 (excl. VAT)

Ana Navas
Lo que me acuerdo de la Mitad del Mundo, 2019

Ø 25 cm
plastic plate, bijouterie, cloth and acrylic
€ 1,800 (excl. VAT)

Ana Navas
Patilleras, 2018

130 x 104 cm
carpet, cardboard, textile, leather, silver
€ 5,500 (excl. VAT)

Ana Navas
Iron, 2018

195 x 62 cm
pvc, acrylic, metal, textile, ceramic
€ 6,000 (excl. VAT)

Ana Navas
United, 2018

193 x 65 cm
mat, plaster, textile, paper, metal
€ 6,000 (excl. VAT)

Ana Navas
Excuses (Dennis & Henry), 2019

85 x 120 x 35 cm
ironing board, cloth, acrylic
€ 6,000 (excl. VAT)

Ana Navas
Staffelei und Oktopus, 2019

165 x 50 x 75 cm
mat, fabric, easel, plastic, acrylic
€ 6,000 (excl. VAT)

Ana Navas
Noodles, 2017

83 x 140 x 70cm
steel, wood, vinyl, acrylic, ceramic, glazed, papier-mâché
€ 8,500 (excl. VAT)

Ana Navas
Noodles (Conchiglie), 2017

262 x 178 cm
acrylic on denim
€ 6,000 (excl. VAT)

Ana Navas
Noodles (Fusilli Lunghi), 2017

282 x 90 cm
acrylic on denim
€ 5,500 (excl. VAT)