It is still time to see the solo exhibition by Swedish-Dominican artist Tania Marmolejo. The show will run until the 3d of January 2023 in Volery Gallery, Dubai. The exhibition named Master and Commander presents fourteen paintings in oil, dedicated to the bravery of Iranian women in their fight to get rid of old constrains, imposed by culture and time.
In her art Tania Marmolejo explores gender and identity issues. Her paintings, presented at this exhibition, are the monumental large-scaled images of female faces with ambiguous facial expressions. This combination of intimate and monumental makes Tania’s art unique and recognizable. She paints “women with stories pouring out of their eyes, delivering their emotions through their facial expressions.” Tania uses the symbols that have been used historically to demonstrate women’s virtue including ripe fruits, flowing hair, bare skin, and scenes of animal interactions.
Tania is American born Swedish-Dominican female artist, illustrator, designer, doodle book author, textile designer and the list can go on. She says about herself, that she is obviously a very curious person, who likes to experiment. “My story is about women and changing face of art […] I am very headstrong, very stubborn, but for an artist it might be a very good thing. We need to be tough in this world, it’s a lot of criticism […] My story might change and my paintings might change, right now this is my most authentic self […]”.
Tania Marmolejo feels herself as a part of “Me too” movement, she would like to see the recognition of the female artists in the world’s art scene. “Me too” movement really created this global need to address the underrepresented, in this case women […]”, the artist says.
Tania Marmolejo regards her art to be inspired by German and Flemish art of the Renaissance and Baroque eras, and the Figurative and Abstract German Expressionism. Her choice of colours and minimalist subject matter could be the influence of Scandinavian art.
Born in 1975, Santo Domingo, Marmolejo currently lives and works in New York. One can read more about the artist on the gallery’s website.
To get more information about the Master and Commander exhibition, please visit its official webpage.