(Argentinian, b. 1975) Magdalena Murúa was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she lives and works. She studied at the Argentina School of Photography and has worked with painters like Roberto Scafidi, Roberto Fernández and Paula Socolovsky. Murúa works in a collage style, using pop-culture media, often comic books, to create stunning op-art that appears like an abstract, geometric or patterned image from afar. The work of Magdalena Murúa conveys molecular vibration – it’s building blocks are perforated or deconstructed cultural elements derived from comic books (Hulk, Batman, Archie, etc.), which are altered and given a new meaning. The collages are characterized by dematerialization, and their essence is simultaneously playful and spiritual.