Susy Gómez

Untitled no. 94

Date: 2000

Technique: Result of the action of intervening on a printed image with mixed technique and enlarging it photographically. Photograph on aluminium and a wooden frame

Dimensions: 240 x 180 x 4,5 cm.

Es Baluard Museu d'Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma, Ajuntament de Palma Collection deposit

Not on display

Since the 1990s Susy Gómez has worked on images taken from fashion magazines, intervening on them characteristically, and one of the more outstanding ones is Untitled no. 94 (2000). Her interest in fashion magazines arose from a connection with her childhood, when she would glance at the magazines the cosmopolitan guests of the hotel belonging to her parents – located in Cala de Sant Vincenç (Pollença, Mallorca), a setting that has become a place of reference for her creation – used to bring from Europe and the United States.
 
Her work, which revolves around her autobiography, repeatedly focusses on her own personal history or immediate surroundings, going back to the foundations of her life. She methodologically selects the images and intervenes on them by applying other elements such as paint or wax; afterwards she reproduces them photographically and enlarges the image into big formats, thus changing the sense of their presence with her process. Women, presented as objects surrounded by luxury, are humanized, bestowing character and individuality on them.

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