• This isn´t it by Giant Drag

    Dimension: 53.1” x 48”
    Technique: pastel drawing and frottage on paper
    Year: 2016

  • Piece of my heart by Janis Joplin

    Dimension: 53.1” x 48”
    Technique: pastel drawing and frottage on paper
    Year: 2016

  • I won´t back down by Johnny Cash

    Dimension: 53.1” x 48”
    Technique: pastel drawing and frottage on paper
    Year: 2016

  • Everybody hurts by R.E.M

    Dimension: 53.1” x 48”
    Technique: pastel drawing and frottage on paper
    Year: 2016

  • Ain´t no cure for love by Leonard Cohen

    Dimension: 53.1” x 48”
    Technique: pastel drawing and frottage on paper
    Year: 2016

  • Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen

    Dimension: 53.1” x 48”
    Technique: pastel drawing and frottage on paper
    Year: 2016

SONGS FOR BROKEN HEARTS

This series presents the silhouette of a woman whose emotional expression is suggested through the posture of her body; demonstrating that the outline of a figure is profoundly eloquent and can reveal part of her inner being.

Each drawing is somewhat an x-ray in which the form emerges from a deep black background where the diffuse content its almost imperceptible and borders the abstract.

These works also allude to the well-known debate on intimacy vs. overexposure.

The lingerie that the figure wears was traced using a frottage technique and has the same effect as the bones of a skeleton under the impression of X-rays.

This underwear is an interior structure that represents the sensuality of a woman from her inner being, beyond the morphology of her body. I find it pertinent here to highlight the deep disagreement I feel about the caricature of femininity that is overexposed and, in certain cases, exhibitionistic, which completely deforms the gender role.

However, in this series, the position of the white silhouettes on the black background its open and relaxed. They do not represent an inhibited and stiff women, they represent a woman who has surrendered.

Love implies surrender, and this position implies an emotional risk.

This very act of intimate surrender gives the title of the series: Songs for Broken Hearts. Each drawing is named after a love song title that I respectfully borrowed.