Oil on canvas
43 x 43 cm
THREESOME GROUP SHOW
My work in the general sense can be understood as a dialogue established between antagonists, dialogue that is given largely by a manipulation or subversion of images from religious, spiritual, occultist symbols and iconographies.
In the case of nuns (series Hierophant) my intention is to represent certain psychological states from thru the faces of women dedicated to the consecrated life, people that we all associate with “good”, with divinity and purity. By represent them with the specific facial characteristics that I use, it’s a subversion of the image that we all culturally have established of what a nun should be; subversion that is absolutely needed in the making believe of a coexistence of an imperfect and disturbing harmony between the divine and the mundane in one being. It is to merge into a single character the extremes we all carry inside (good and evil, lust and decorum, violence and inner peace, humility and arrogance, indulgence and malevolence), in short, the endless ecclesiastical list that moves and controls all our passions and decisions.
My work is a “Hierophant” that invites us to contemplate the duality of being; and that intends to decipher how the divine wills would work in the perverse and the mundane, and to understand the human creative act that exists in all that we can consider and experience as divine.
It is of much importance for me to stress that in no way these pieces have any affiliation to a religious view; therefore; my objective is not to offend it in anyway.
Hierophant : a person, especially a priest in ancient Greece, who interprets sacred mysteries or esoteric principles.
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