ALMUDENA RODRIGUEZ

    

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My artistic work is characterized by the use of a contemporary iconosphere for transforming it into an entirely personal painting in which logos and images are interspersed with everyday sayings and slogans, images of gender, and share a feminine writing which serve to develop a discourse influenced by the spaces and places where I developed my career.

Through recycling and fragmentation I analyze the search for connections between objects that appear intentionally distant; in this way I take ownership of images that I recycle through messages that are widespread in the area of communication within a context doomed to simultaneous information channels.

In my paintings the canvas and the white cloth disappear. The supporting materials are created in an industrial manner, and materials are sewn together artificially forming a kind of map on which I re-arrange what I have experienced and observed: my own vision. The delicacy of the fabrics is an important part of the work, and the fact that they have different tactile qualities offers the initial way of conceiving the piece.

I extract images from everyday banality as references to mass culture. Characters from comics, as those from mythology of the past, are our idols of today —references of our time which are the main characters of an era full of iconic mass media. My characters find themselves in a world in which selfperception is determined by movies and publicity, as hidden economic interests, instead of being determined by art or thinking.

From an attitude of irony, sarcasm and jeer, my intention and desire is to offer reflection on this absurdity rather than to contribute a releasing laughter.