Rocío Plúas’s "Make Up" consists of a series of pages torn from glossy magazines and then drawn and painted upon with mixed media in such a way that the “canvas” (the magazine background) appears in various degrees of visibility ranging from total opacity to total transparency, thereby creating a kind of palimpsest that offers the viewer a double and contradictory reading. On the level of content, the immaculate and fictitiously wrinkle-free faces and bodies that form the standard fare of beauty and fashion publications are disrupted by portraits of women wearing expressions that fall somewhere between sullen and indifferent ...
Leaving my home country Ecuador for the first time at the age of 24, I since then have been living, studying and working in Paris, Quito, Tübingen, Singapore, Buenos Aires, Guayaquil, Hamburg, Atlanta, Madrid, Barcelona … Themes: Migration, rootlessness, transformation, transit, the city, urbanism, communication. emigrants women, culture, believes. Media: Oil, acrylic, chinese ink, plaster, collage on shoe lasts, envelopes, chinese plastic dolls, magazine sheets. Art works in museums: Museo Municipal de Arte Moderno Cuenca, Ecuador; Museo del Banco Central Bahía de Caráquez, Ecuador; Völkerkundemuseum Hamburg, Germany; MAAC Museo Antropológico & Arte Moderno Guayaquil, Ecuador
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