The human face, a truly organic palimpsest, is represented through iconic images, and in particular its intense semiotic charge, changing throughout history and, consequently, subject to different cultural interpretations. Insofar as it is at the same time the most intimate and most exterior site of the subject, the face occupies a privileged place among the motifs that populate the media representations of what is human.
My work explores notions of femininity and womanhood. My female figures embrace this theme fully.
My first source of inspiration was the human figure, as a door to the many layers of human identity. I was attracted to the naked body as a manifestation of self in its purest form, away from the prejudices that the outside world inscribes in our bodies. My work continued to be figurative as I tried to deconstruct the artist’s gaze in relation to model across the canvas. I soon realised that iden
Migration Abstracts (2016)
Through abstraction and colour I was able to appeal to emotion, intuition and the world of the subjective, which helped me in my attempt to answer the enigma of identity. My abstract paintings deal with my story as an immigrant: I was born in Mexico City but three of my grandparents immigrated to Mexico from countries such as Cuba, Spain and Ireland. My parents were both migrants. Luis my husband too as he came to study in Mexico from South America and now we are migrants in the UK, making our c
There are three things I love regarding watercolours: the speed at which you can work, the spontaneity and the freshness.