Art Feminine truths according to Liz Flores and Miss Van

Feminine truths according to Liz Flores and Miss Van

With a double show at the Dorothy Circus Gallery in Rome, the two artists dialogue with each other by delving into the feminine universe
- Contributors
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The exploration of the feminine can go down endless paths, we have seen it with Adelisa Selimbašić who challenges the patriarchal dimension with irony, or again with Martina Sarritzu‘s illustrations of adolescence. This time we delve into this world – now so much debated – with the work of two artists, Liz Flores and Miss Van, placed in dialogue by the Dorothy Circus Gallery in Rome in a double show opening next Saturday, May 18. On one side Asì Es La Vida, on the other Creaturas. Two bodies of pictorial works very distant from each other, but accumulated by the same muse: the woman, here dissected under different aspects, in particular it is the exploration of discomfort to emerge also from a personal point of view. Let’s find out more about the researches of these two artists. On one side is Miss Van, a French writer and painter; on the other is Liz Flores, of Mexican and Cuban descent and also a muralist and painter.

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Miss Van’s creatures tell us a secret

Surreal and ambiguous are the portraits part of Miss Van’s Creaturas series. From the title and concept a reference to the film adaptation of Alasdair Gray’s “Poor Things” is almost immediate. Zoomorphic-looking hybrid women are the protagonists of her paintings, framed sumptuously enough to recall Renaissance aesthetics. The alienating feeling evoked by the subjects is set against the delicacy of the technique and the ethereal dimension within which they are placed. Everything suggests an intimate unveiling of something mysterious and extremely private, as in a fairy tale with somber tones but hoping for a serene ending.

Liz Flores’ women are cubist and harmonious

While Miss Van explores the most mysterious female truths with a magical realism, Liz Flores paints warm and symbolic canvases with a cubist style that deconstructs and recomposes the female form, conveying an essence of harmonious and essential beauty. Her paintings weave intimate scenes with references to Mexican and Cuban cultural heritage, creating an evolving narrative that spans eras and cultures.

Courtesy Dorothy Circus Gallery, the artists

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