ISABEL
GÓMEZ MACHADO
Isabel Gómez Machado
Teresita. Oil on canvas, 100 x 70 cm, 2023.
Isabel Gómez Machado
Medellín, Colombia. 1995.

Isabel Gómez Machado follows diverse family albums in search of the representation of private spheres, where the ordinary or commonplace take a new meaning in the representation of anonymous ‘homebodies’. Isabel’s paintings review the commonplace of every-day life, where the feminine presences reign over domestic landscapes.  Intimacy, observation, and poetic representation give us an account of lives apparently lived in total interiority and contemplation, abstract lives concerned with the most trivial and restful existence.  The simple acts of the every-day anti-heroism are rendered visible and appetizing in her carefully crafted oil paintings.

The essence of her work is a poetic detachment, an overt reference to what lies behind the staged public scenes of contemporary life, as communicated by TV, internet, and magazines.   Nevertheless, her work is mischievous and irreverent, choosing to present subjects of all ages and types involved in apparently innocuous situations.  The body, ever-present in all its fragility and nudity, is the principal element of interest. In bold colors that recall Gaugin, flat colors, and basic outlined shapes, she brings into collision art-historical references to the body with the intimate objects and people that surround her.

Works

Exhibitions

Colectiva_La_Balsa_Arte
Nov 16, 2023 -
Feb 17, 2024
RELATOS EN EL PRESENTE

Muestra Colectiva

La Balsa Arte Bogotá
Relatos_en_el_presente_Medellín
Dec 11, 2023 -
Jan 26, 2024
RELATOS EN EL PRESENTE

Muestra Colectiva

La Balsa Arte Medellín
Art Paris 1
March 30 -
April 2, 2023
Art Paris 2023

Labalsaarte | 2023

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