Lita Albuquerque, the artist who sees the line in blue

In 1978, Lita Albuquerque created a work of a genre apart that would change her artistic trajectory. Until then focused on abstract painting, she felt the need to leave her studio to work on the land, near the artists’ village where she lives, on the heights of Malibu.

In a narrow, shallow trench, 12.5 metres long, which she dug perpendicular to the Pacific Ocean, she poured ultramarine blue pigment powder.

Depending on where you look at it from, the intense blue seems to flow into the ocean and connect this piece of land to the Pacific, and to the horizon.

Malibu Line was the first in a long series of land art works, in which Lita Albuquerque explored the body’s relationship to the earth and the cosmos, using brightly colored pigments combined with rock, sand and other natural materials.

An ephemeral art

This collection is today hailed for the bridges it builds between the Light and Space movement (a minimalist movement born in California in the 1960s, known for its play with the perception of light and space) and land art, which for too long remained the preserve of male artists of the 1960s and 1970s, such as Michael Heizer and Rob

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