The Bolero is a Spanish dance that suggests the movement of birds in flight. Women with claws that move rapidly through the air are the central focus in SAVIO?s paintings this time in her most recent showing aptly named "Bolero."
SAVIOs "Bolero", unlike the refined music of French classic composer Ravel, shows evidence of the dance with all of the primordial force of the Gypsy dance derived from the Arabic and Spanish races from the northern African and Southern European continents that unite culturally at the Mediterranean Sea. So it is that "Bolero" is characterisitic of the "cante jondo" (deep song) in its enthusiasm and remiscient of the bullfighting spectacle in its vigor.
SAVIO changes her color palette again, leaning towards the earth tones and blood reds. You can taste the red wines in her paintings and the humidity of the gypsy caves. You can hear the deafening beat of clapping hands and the tapping of the heels on the stages. You can smell the smoke of cigars lit by the men delighted by the spectacle of ruffled skirts flying. You can feel the risk of unsheathed knives and the carnal passions of the flirty, gracious, uninhibited dancers. SAVIO captures their movements again in flight- in action- stealing the essence of their souls, like the gypsy superstition fears- with her surrealistic drawings where these birds of prey evolve and convert themselves into seductive and dangerous women. What would happen if one were to grab their hand and rip them from the canvas that entraps them?
SAVIO integrates design as a tool in her work to break the light like a prism. The image is reflected, inverting the color and manifesting itself again to fill negative spaces with similar vitality. Her main characters are angered, complaining in loud volume, mad and demanding our undivided attention, dedicated exclusively to them. These dark haired women absorb us with their black magic until we finally lose the struggle, bewitched by their beauty, falling into their feminine trap and, losing ourselves in their world, we rejoice and enjoy with pleasure.