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The works presented to us by Olga Rodríguez Pomares and Belén Orta are intimately linked to the spaces occupied by sculpture between body and mind as a sphere of representation and symbolisation. Her sculptures have a reflective function for them (internal states), and allow us to understand the connection between the creative process and space, literature, culture, mythology, and the world of dreams and emotions.
Making art for our creators is a way of access to their inner world, to maternal identification, to the word and to the fragmented body. Through the exploration of materials, forms and sculptural processes we find plastic equivalents of the history of women, of the visions of the human body, they are narrations of their joys, their pains and their yearnings, they are creative processes that serve to moderate tensions, source of self-knowledge.
The project presented to us has a relationship between the physical body and the internal states. They face the image of the complexion from different approaches such as the goddess woman, the mother woman, mother nature,... create inhabited and revealed bodies. In them, they show us the figure divided into its multiple parts as metaphors of fragility, pain and social charge towards the body.
Olga presents her series of Pebeteros and Cariátides, Torsos of women, sometimes pregnant, are bodies containing dreams, an ode to women, who unite, in the everyday life, in pacts of friendship and affection, so necessary to survive. The Torsos (made of plaster and resin) in corset modes, are layers or suits that overlap, like a second skin, that submerge us in subjects such as the duality of being. The Pebeteros, composed of resin, elements of nature (roots, seeds, leaves...) and staple foods (wheat, rice...), are associated with the Moon and fertility, and represent the goddess Demeter, the Greek goddess of agriculture, pure nutritious green and young earth, "the mother goddess". The series of Caryatids (with Bateig stone and methacrylate), allude to the story of Vitruvius who indicated that being the city of Athens an ally of the Persians during the Medical Wars, its inhabitants were exterminated by the other Greeks, their women were turned into slaves and condemned to carry the heaviest burdens, women who bore the weight of the world, as they have been doing throughout history.
Bethlehem presents us with installations made with books, threads and symbolic words. Compositions based on the gargolic iconography, fabulous and imaginary beings, that could take the form of animals, humans or a mixture of both, but always represented in a monstrous way. Such are the works based on mythology and on Aphrodite, the goddess of beauty and love. The indifference of Aphrodite, of the loved one, is a sculpture that reflects on this feeling. The compositions The Daring of Man, inspired by the myth of Icarus, fragment of his body, and wings melting and falling into emptiness. It has much similarity to modern man who believes he is above nature, and above good and evil, man's boldness is still valid today. In Impossible to Sustain, he transmits the harshness of experiences we have throughout our lives, too much burden to bear, and compares it with the history of Atlas, which in mythology bore the weight of the world on his shoulders as punishment.
Belén Orta (Cartagena, 1972)
Graduated in Fine Arts at the Faculty of San Carlos (Valencia), specialising in Sculpture and Chalcographic Engraving. Obtaining in 2002 the Research Sufficiency. Scholarship on several occasions by the Department of Culture, Youth and Sports of Murcia and the Department of Youth and Culture of the City Council of Cartagena. As well as for the "Plan Red de Espacios Expositivos de la Región de Murcia" within the Instituto de las Industrias Culturales y las Artes de la Región de Murcia.
Her sculptural work in large format can be seen in various sculpture parks such as Rincón de Ademúz (Valencia), Minglanilla (Cuenca), Verzegnis (Italy), Port of Cartagena, among others. And in museums such as Vidrio (Cartagena) or Alabastro in Albalate de Arzobispo (Teruel).
Olga Rodríguez Pomares (Elche, 1974)
Doctor in Fine Arts from the University of Murcia, in 2011. Since 1997 she has carried out several expo.
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Unveiled on 8 June 2005 by His Majesty the King and Queen of Spain, then Princes, is a space for knowledge and dissemination of the work of Cristobal Gabarron (Mula, 25 April 1945), as well as museum for contemporary creation.
The permanent exhibition, organised in 8 exhibition spaces, allows a journey through Gabarrón's artistic life, analysing the different facets of his pictorial and sculptural creation. All this gives the museum, which has become a centre of reference in the world, on the work of the most international Mülenen artist in the region, as well as one of the leading Spanish artists of his generation.
The museum has two spaces dedicated to temporary exhibitions, Gallery 1, Gallery 2, and La Bodega, as a more experimental area and are especially intended to promote the work of emerging artists, both local, national and international, serving as a platform for contemporary creation and at the same time as a sounding board for art and culture from Murcia beyond its borders. Added to this is the recent creation of its Library - Documentary Centre.
The museum's exhibition work is complemented by its educational programs and contemporary workshops aimed at children, youth and adults.
Casa Pintada Foundation is a private, non-profit organisation, created on 30 June 2004 and registered in the Register of Foundations of the Region of Murcia under number CUL-18, classified and declared of public utility on 10 February 2005. Since its constitution, it has the direct support of the Cristóbal Gabarrón Foundation.