“The Koinonia work of Isa Sanz reveals the closeness between the artistic creation and a deep philosophical intuition of reality, exploring through this series of photographs the feminine strength, calm, integration with nature, color, blood, water and magic, elements heavily linked to the construction of the feminine. Sanz photography also evidences the ephemeral nature that surrounds us. It immerses more beyond the epidermis, refuses to surface and prefers to dive into the interior, exploring every nooks and crannies of existence. It responds to the currents, tides, winds and obtains results that lead the viewer to different conclusions, but always from the perspective that connects us with the primal."


 Elvira Rilova, art historian.


"Devenir 1, 2, 3 and 4."
"Devenir 1, 2, 3 and 4."

KOINONÍA | The place I inhabit is also myself.


Although the images in this series were initially carefully conceived, some of them emerged spontaneously. I would go out with my camera and materials in search of something to interact with; when I found it, I would give myself over to experiencing the moment, to feeling what was happening. The staging thus became real, something that was happening.


Immersed in the passage and being part of it, I had experiences that I have tried to capture in these photographs. Immersing myself in the water, adopting the foetal position, transported me to the womb. At another moment, I experienced something that could be described as a rebirth as I was deposited by the water on the land. Playing with the wind evoked feelings of childhood and immense joy.


The colour red, a symbol of passion and strength, is also the colour of menstrual blood. I used fabrics in this colour to highlight elements that are sometimes imperceptible, such as the movement of water, the breath of the wind or the emptiness of a crack. Also to underline challenges to gravity, such as the verticality of a tree, or to mimic the poppies in a field of flowers. Isn't it a miracle that they all bloom at the same time? Perhaps that is God.


About the circular form of the images, I asked myself: Why does everything have to be framed? Why stick to reading criteria such as left-right and top-bottom? Where does a work begin and where does it end? For me, the reading of this work should be from the centre to the edges. Here I propose a different way of looking, more infinite, expansive and feminine.


When I made this work, I was thinking about cave art and I felt like the cave painters. The difference lies in the fact that I replaced pigments, blood and stone with fabrics, my body in nature and the digital sensor.


This series was created in Ibiza, where I arrived in June 2010 and decided to make it my home after contemplating a sunset in Es Vedra. From the beginning, I have felt that this island nourishes me, feeds me, gives me. I have felt part of the place. In this little corner, I have perceived that everything is within my reach, always with the sun, the moon and the stars in sight. Here I have experienced communion, Koinonia.