Alejandra Garcia y Gutierrez
Alejandra García y Gutiérrez
In 'Diversidad', Alejandra is interested in questioning the existing stereotypes around the woman's body. The central part of this piece presents the naked torso of a woman who does not match current beauty standards. When we talked about the project and the curatorial line it would have, I became aware that I always illustrated bodies that entered hegemonic beauty standards and I made the conscious decision to make this body more real. When I uploaded the piece to social networks, there were several people who asked me if it was referring to a pregnant woman. Hence another reflection: people try to accommodate the images they consume into concepts that make sense of existing values. In this case, the first reason for not meeting beauty standards is because you are fulfilling a social role that continues to be imposed on many women: that of being a mother.
This PERSONA on paper is part of DIALOGUE
A series of collaborations with creatives from different disciplines and backgrounds around the world selecting artists and their work creating a special collection for PERSONA on paper.
Curated by Fernanda Sela, Deputy Editor of ELLE Magazine & ELLE DECOR
Archival pigment print
40 x 40 cm
Edition of 50
60 x 60 cm
Edition of 50
*frame is not included