An unfolding portrait -Ghosts- 2018

Images and texts that draw on real-life women that are now dead inspired this piece that its constituted by 5 series of fragmented paintings that challenge the viewer to fill the missing pieces. The subject matter comes from my personal life; it emerges from emotions I struggle with. Trafficking in your own trauma is perhaps the hallmark of being a woman in the digital world; the subject of pain is the field I am in.This project is a response to researching the slippage that occurs between primary and secondary material (archive photos- painting). I want to explore the consequences of retelling a story that is not mine, how we can reconstruct identity through archive material.

An unfolding portrait: Ghosts (1931-2018), Oil and resin on MDF, 81x82cm,polyptych, 20 paintings 14x18cm each.


An unfolding portrait: Ghosts (1958-2016), Oil and resin on MDF, 64x14cm, polyptych, 4 paintings 14x18cm 

An unfolding portrait: Ghosts (1931-2018), Oil and resin on MDF, 60X65cm, polyptych, 11 paintings 14x18each, 1 round frame 

An unfolding portrait: Ghosts (1956-1999, 1954-2017), Oil and resin on MDF, polyptych 60x48cm each, 9 paintings 14x18cm each


An unfolding portrait: Ghosts (1925-1994), Oil and resin on MDF, 60X65cm, polyptych, 12 paintings 14x18each.

An unfolding portrait: Ghosts (1955-2014), Oil and resin on MDF, 81x82cm,polyptych, 18 paintings 14x18cm each, 2 round frames