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nada es para siempre (2022)

Nada es para Siempre (Nothing lasts forever) is titled after the short-lived nature of the paintings it's composed of, which are a direct response to the longevity of the paintings they reference in turn. 

 Narcissus by Caravaggio, (c.1597–1599)

Leda and the Swan by Michelangelo (1530)

Venus with a Mirror  by Titian (c. 1555) 


I've never been any good at academic writing and I can, in all honesty, say that the only reason I powered through art school was a desire to create, and a willingness to work. I don't think I actually wrote a single essay in 4 years. but I was there. I sat through the art history classes. Anyway. it's hard for me to try and describe what this exhibition is because in my head it is so many things and, as I said before, I'm not any good at writing, so instead I'm going to try to tell you a bit about the thought prosses behind it. 
So, the paintings in this exhibition are all referencing an already existing painting in art history that still to this day is conserved by an institution. all of them were painted by men, and all of these men were regarded as masters. on the other hand, there is me, a female emerging artist and master of absolutely nothing. not even a studio. which makes me think of the enormity of the space the museum has lent me. what could I possibly produce in any studio I could procure which would be as big as the space itself? so I decide to paint the museum walls instead, which means the exhibition will be completely temporary, and at the end of three months, the walls will be white again, and no money will go into the conservation of any painting of mine by any institution.
What I did with these images, content-wise was modifying them by inserting myself into them. by doing this, by changing the main character in each of these paintings, I believe the whole meaning of them changes as well. 
for instance, Caravaggio's Narcissus: Narcissus is, in greek mythology, a cautionary tale of arrogance and vanity. What happens when Narcissus is a woman? what would this new tale mean today? 

Landscape with Charon Crossing the Styx by Joachim Patinir  (c. 1515–1524)


(very) small fragment of Hieronymus Bosch's  Garden of Earthly Delights

The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci (c. 1495–1498)


Bacchus and Ariadne  by Titian(1522–1523) 


site specific as performance 

The most important aspect of this exhibition is manual labor. In 2018, when I was still in school, I made a performance piece that consisted of painting every day for seven days, each day for 12 hours. by doing this I wanted to start a conversation about questions surrounding artistic work. Questions like, why is manual labor so poorly paid in Mexico if it takes such a toll on the body? How many hours in a day does a person have to work to make a living? Why is being an artist not considered a real job? Must an artist have a visual result to show for their work to be considered an artist? The resulting painting of the 84 hours the performance lasted was up for exhibition for a week, and then it was painted over. I guess you could say it was like it never existed, but it never left my practice. every time I work on a site-specific exposition I bring these questions with me. With Nada es para Siempre I set myself to paint the museum walls on my own in the space of a month by working 8 hours a day as in the normal office hours of the museum workers. To me, this is the most important aspect of my work, because it is the aspect of it that only people who inhabit the space get to see. in my 2018 performance it was a few teachers who worked late hours, security guards, and cleaning staff, and in Nada es para Siempre it was much the same.  

this fantasy ain't big enough for the both of us 

"Release me at sea, where my grandfather would've wanted to rest forever"
100cmx100cm
oil on canvas 

"Good Morning" 
2021
100cmx100cm
oil on canvas 

"Whatever matches are made of, I only know for certain that i am made of wax" 
2021
100cm x 100cm
Oil on canvas

"Bandit like me"
2021
80 x 150 cm
Oil on canvas 

"This Fantasy ain't big enough for the both of us"
2021
120 x 150 cms
Oil on canvas 

"Lover in a locket"
2021
30 x 30 cms
Oil on canvas

"Did i shave my legs for this?"
2021
85 x 150 cms
Oil on canvas

"To cease upon the midnight with no pain, While thou art pouring forth thy soul abroad in such an ecstasy" 
2021
120 x 150 cms 
Oil on canvas 

2021 started with this solo show at Más Allá (Puebla) in collaboration with Impornta Lab (Cholula). It is a further exploration into oil painting and the subject of the strawberry: her fears, hopes, desires, and an alternative way in which I found my digital collages could exist in the 3d world. With this series of paintings, I wanted to explore a fantasy within a fantasy: What does a fantasy alter ego fantasize about? 

canvas paintings 

I regard canvas painting not as my main practice, but as a means to an end. It is a way to sell and sustain myself as an artist as well as a way to branch out from my core practices, which are the creation and modification of images via digital collage and site-specific large-scale painting and drawing. 

Sleeps with butterflies (2021)

oil on canvas 
70x70 cm

Leda and the swan II (2022)

oil on canvas 
70x100 cms

Part 1 (of Leda and the swan) (2022)

50x60 cms
oil on canvas 

Strawberry Blonde (2022)

oil on canvas 
70x100 cms

Noroeste Caliente (2020)

 

100x100 cms
Oil on canvas 


La vida es sueño y los sueños sueños son (2020)

 

100x100
oil on canvas 


Both sides now (2020) 


 

100x100
oil on canvas 


Party pooper (2020)

oil on canvas 
100x100 cms