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ARTIST OF THE WEEK

Mar Suárez

March 2019

At first sight, we can notice an almost static background, but a process at the forefront. This process involves a woman, mother of nature, being gradually covered with different vegetal parts.

“We have to bear in mind that the concept of landscape is not natural itself, but a human product result of a cultured individual who turns nature into an object.”

This is the reflection that Mar Suárez makes while presenting this more than interesting work. She perfectly blends cold colours with the model undaunted body position and again that progressive landscape being formed and transformed on her.

Suárez wants to depict “nature as a supreme human product: the fruits, branches and leaves as synthetic objects”. What once was natural is not anymore. We are before the objectification of the most basic and natural. How could we, humans, product of nature, produce something like nature itself?

She was the truly and only stepping stone in my little family. Me and my mom were devastated and my grandfather felt nothing. But only for a while ...

The pink brings the women together. My mom gave birth to me in that pink robe. And at the age of twenty, she gave me that robe and I keep it since that time and I keep photographing us with them.

One day I spent an afternoon seeing my grandmother’s clothes and I found another pink robe in her closet. That’s why this series is full of pink. I see pink in the hospital floor, I see pink in the robes, in her flowers that still grow in her garden, I see pink in a girl clothes, on the painted hair of a teenager. Even the sheets of my great-grandmother are pink, the color is everywhere!”


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