The nature of a fluctuating imaginary, upon the river
that crosses her territory, evidences the feeling that
she conveys within her pictorial language of several
gestural projections of chromatic matter.
Her personal imaginary, which she modifies in accordance
with a subjective vision, is closely related to an
emotion and to a concept about the language of painting.
She states “I paint what I feel and think and not
strictly what I see”.
Through the pattern painted by a spontaneous brush – in
several of her productions performed under an emotional
impact, a personal style that never stops transmitting
the joy of the act of painting is displayed.
ROSA FACCARO. 2010 Member of the Argentine and
International Association of Art Critics
Feeling the Pulse of Life
Her current artwork, with an abstract spirit combined
with figurative references, features strength through
color and freedom evidenced in shapes. A few elements
and lots of sensitiveness are the resources applied by
the artist when composing her paintings. An artwork that
reveals itself with the joy of the artist provoked to
her by painting. The thought is realized through a game
of vibrations and tensions produced by the space, the
line and the color, achieving an abstract methodology
related to music.
Cabrera Grohs is not able to escape from her won
appealing and audacious nature; she takes us to her
particular emotional universe, achieving immortality. It
is her feminine manner to make us aware about our own
roots, the elapsing of time and that subtle border
between life and death that transforms the material into
the spiritual world.
Owner of a vibrant and sensitive artwork, the artist
takes us to her own search and it is in that manner how
she manages an intimate and deep dialogue with the
audience. If the essence of image is to make it visible,
Ana’s paintings makes us to feel.
Marcela Costa Peuser, April de 2010 Executive
Director Arte al Dia
In the Fine Arts Provincial Museum, the artist from
Entre Ríos, Ana Cabrera Grohs exhibited her artworks in
an individual exhibition called “Feeling”. On the
occasion she was accompanied by a large audience who
talked to the artist, and expressed positive comments
about her paintings.
Among the most prominent, Delight, In Freedom, Meeting,
Herons in the water, The Light, Large Water, Spark in
Orange, paintings performed in acrylic on canvas with a
huge format that makes a visual impact on the audience
due to the use of vivid colors and tones combined with
creativity which denote her plasticity and passion
towards fine arts. Her paintings reflect her coastal
origins where the river and surrounding landscapes are
evidenced in her artworks with a natural skill.
El Diario, Paraná, April 27th 2010
For Ana Cabrera Grohs, the act of painting represents a
journey, an adventure into the realms of personal
experience, sensation, and emotion. Though her
compositions are decidedly abstract, they reference
distinct occurrences in Cabrera Grohs' life, both
internal and external, which she communicates to viewers
not only through the art itself, but also through the
act of creating that art.
Inspiration comes to Cabrera Grohs in a multitude of
ways and from a variety of sources, within and without,
and it is the process of taking those inspirations and
materializing them into art that adds meaning to her
work. Yes, her paintings visually enrich the lives of
all who see them, but they also enrich on cerebral,
spiritual, and psychological levels.
Beauty, discovery, growth, awareness, evolution-- these
qualities and more are embodied in Cabrera Grohs'
artwork. Every painting she creates reveals a story, and
stands as an aesthetic testimonial of life as she
experiences it. Her art has personal significance for
her, of course, but it also offers possibilities to you,
the viewer, in that it invites you to participate in her
vision, and ultimately to find that special significance
of your own.
Alan Bamberger. 2008
Ana Cabrera Grohs’ art is a vibrant expression of the
inner feelings of someone who has much to say and has
found a way to say it second to none. Ana paints from
the heart and her heart is full of color and
life and vibrancy. If you hang one of her paintings on
your wall, it is not simply a picture of something. It
is a part of the artist that speaks to you and lifts up
your spirits every time you see it. How do you
capture life and emotions? Ana has found the way. She
has a great future and her work will gain in importance
as more and more people are exposed to it.
Publications Director -
Fine Art Registry
Grohs creates, through her particular manner of attracting light and meaning from the movement of the existence, world representations which may in a first approach appear vertiginous at times and pleasant at other times.
The suspicion arises when paying thoughtful attention at the same time as we run into voices and silences, installed in the colors and in the figures.
A frame which crosses the abyss without becoming what it should become: a door. “The man passes by”, Blanchot said: “he has always passed by … but he screams when passing by … he does not scream: It is the whisper of the scream”.
The exuberance of red and blue colors, crossed by an ample aperture palette, exhibit the aesthetics of her particular internal voice held upon the yellow colors of the apparent quietness of her landscapes protected by a clear sky. I say apparent because she transmigrates from the chaos of some of her abstractions to the shapes she subsequently assigns to nature and to human representations.
The order she confers to them, comes from someplace high and her creatures look at the light, exhibiting their backs (Initiation) very similar to the platonic conception of the cave myth. Don’t you think that it is in contrast where said little piece of silence is better debated, between the non defined word and the presence of sitting women, as if they were in a contemplation stage?
The painting with the Iris pointing at the center, is it a restitution? Delicate elements among the strength of an exuberant nature. Disrupting is the installation of the human shape looking at the entrance of a cave, a mysterious place itself. It may be a poetic transposition of the myth of origin with the presence of the indefinite and the conjugation, at another moment of the nature series and her manifested project.
Yet her paintings combine the sensual sensibility with the spiritual sensibility. It is a combination which is not paradoxical at all but a harmonious and absolute coexistence, where hesitation may also be present. The vitality and strength of lines and colors break the routine itself, setting the silence of the painting in its best place. Metaphors give depth to the immediate, in the certainty she provides us with her vision of the world, another interpretation.
Julia Rocha. 2007
The art, in all its expressions, requires an especial contemplation as a modifying possibility of the human condition. In order to make it happen we should find the clue where the requirement of expression is inevitably projected by the color gesture and the material. And the person executing said gesture, exposing - even with the gentlest caress - her whole life.
I believe Ana Cabrera
Grohs’ artwork reveals herself in the above mentioned manner, strongly signifying images which inhabit her, like a tenacious artist. With plenty of optimism and consciousness, her artwork spreads the vitality of a remarkable artist, a fertile nature who is permanently creating a laudable expressive synthesis.
Creating metaphors from intensity, Ana Cabrera
Grohs determines never-ending quests for light, life and the encounter with other revelations. Her project is an ethic decision consistent with sensibility, where the earth provides us with new inspirations every day.
Luis Debairosmoura. 2006