MIRRORS


MIRRORS is a new series of works inspired by the fundamental experience of being newly pregnant and generating life within the artist’s own body.

The collection of vibrant acrylic abstracts on board explore themes of reclusion, growth, identity shifts and creative fertility — themes the artist ruminated on over the months of her first trimester.

Each piece is mounted on a handpainted box frame. The multiple colourful surfaces make of each artwork a joyful and substantial artifact.







Above:
Installation view.

Curated & photographed by Ketevan Gvinepadze

Exhibition at Illustrate Gallery
September 8, 2023
Barcelona


Part of Barcelona Gallery Week




Mirror i’
19 x 25cm
Acrylic on board
Painted box frame
‘Mirror ii’
19 x 25cm
Acrylic on board
Painted box frame
‘Mirror iii’
19 x 25cm
Acrylic on board
Painted box frame


‘Mirror iv’
19 x 25cm
Acrylic on board
Painted box frame
‘Mirror v
19 x 25cm
Acrylic on board
Painted box frame
‘Mirror vi’
19 x 25cm
Acrylic on board
Painted box frame


‘Mirror vii’
19 x 25cm
Acrylic on board
Painted box frame
‘Mirror viii’
19 x 25cm
Acrylic on board
Painted box frame
‘Mirror ix’
19 x 25cm
Acrylic on board
Painted box frame



Above: collection
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Above: Installation views
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Above: opening night.



Marina Esmeraldo, MIRRORS
8–18 September 2023
Illustrate Gallery
Barcelona




Marina Esmeraldo is a Brazilian illustrator, artist and educator, based between Barcelona and London. She speaks five and a half languages, loves travelling and the sea, and is currently obsessed with outdoor sketching, film photography and subconscious reprogramming.


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