At the center of Lecia Dole-Recio's paintings stands the materiality of the support medium, on which she works and which she manipulates. Instead of using prefabricated canvases, Dole- Recio usually creates her own surfaces: she collages paper, various kinds of cardboard, and fabric to produce a substratum on which she paints, only to deconstruct the result by carving into it. The saturation and composition of the colors contribute as much to the quality of her work as the depth of the positive and negative spaces she uncovers with the stencil knife.
The conditions of painting as a medium as well as the history of abstraction are important points of reference for Lecia Dole-Recio's artistic practice. Her visual compositions are marked by complex layerings of various materials: canvas, cardboard, paper, and paint. In the volumes created in this way, the artist makes precise cuts and thus works from the visual support. Geometrical shapes are arranged in organic-seeming constellations and patterns that have an affect on the space around them.