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ART021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair 2021
11 Nov @ 00:00 - 14 Nov @ 23:59
Yusto/Giner has set clear targets in its mission as a private platform for the promotion of Spanish artists in contemporary art within an international context. It is our view that social media is quickly becoming the go-to platform for protest and 24-hour news. Our artists, both emerging and mid-career, believe that 2020 is a cultural turning point, where the role of art will shift to finding answers instead of emphasizing problems. Our main objective is to promote the evolution of contemporary art towards a positive and productive output – through a selection of artists whose work seeks to create a new understanding of life, oftentimes ironic or harsh, but always with the end of finding an optimistic and meaningful view of the world. To that end, Yusto/Giner Gallery presents a solo project with a selection of works from the Spanish artist Ángeles Agrela, who uses colour, hair, and fashion to present a beautiful and ironic reflection on how women have been represented throughout the History of Art.
Her recent works seek to reconceptualize the role of women within the History of Art by creating a contemporary representative view. Throughout her art studies, she noticed how women have historically played a secondary role within the history of art, often appearing passive, their lives at the hands of fate. Angeles imitates this representation with irony, using outrageous colours and patterns that attract attention and add character and agency to her women. Following this theme, the key feature of her drawings becomes the hair, which has important cultural and historical connotations within the representation of the feminine. She uses the symbolic charge of hair to create an exaggerated ‘mass’ that oftentimes distracts from the face or hides it completely, as a playful way to attract our attention towards the rest of what we chose to represent our image. Together with the hair, the use of colour, patterns, and fashion play a role in her discourse of ‘identity’. Her women, despite being inexpressive and passive, seem to have distinct personality traits. The question is: Are you what you wear?