Liliana Porter


Liliana Porter works on canvas, prints, drawings, collages, and small installations, in which she depicts figurines, knickknacks, toys, and souvenirs from places such as flea markets and antique stores. The objects are often placed in monochromatic empty backgrounds. Porter says these objects have two purposes: to highlight their intended function and allow viewers to give them new meaning through the way she photographs them, attaches them, or uses them as subjects for prints and etchings.