by Angela Pabón
The actual posmodern society through mass media, creates an endless cicle of deception and frustration in today’s women. A war against the weighing balance and the mirror, that ties women to a fantasy ideal of a body and a poor body image.
In this proyect I wish to speak about the bodies that have been excluded in the present cultural-historic moment. Absent bodies, because they’re not represented and are excluded, in a society where all the present bodies have to correspond to the homogeneus model promoted by the media. Bodies like mine, that are out of the beauty and health norms of society.
Through watercolors and self-portrait as an expressive tool, I wish to expose mi body in different situations of passive frustration, when I encounter myself with the fashion industry; where my body is absent in its size and design rank.
This is the first painting of my four real-scale self-portraits.
210cm (6.8 feet) high by 270cm (8.8 feet) wide. Watercolors and collage on Fabrianno watercolor paper.