Exhibitions, Semillero (Seedbed)
Bárbara Vincenti Bech
UNMOULDINGS (by Bárbara Vincenti Bech)
Unmouldings is part of a work that I started in 2017. The theme that crosses it is the female body. It is about photographed self-portraits in which I play with my own image and the detachment of self-awareness from it, outsourcing it, leaving the feeling of ownership and belonging.
I make photolithographies or transfers on canvas or paper and then I intervene with monocopies, embossing and / or embroidery. The textile and the vegetable recurrently accompany self-portraits since they are the ones who dress (and undress) the image that I pretend to universalize.
I portrait my body in its universality, I uproot it, I transplant it, I supplant it for others and then again for myself; I expand and reduce in a game in which the image becomes an accomplice of that dialectic.
In contrast to the self-portrait, we see the mannequin as the main figure of Unmouldings, which is a standard through which sizes and garments are universalized, which will then be used by people in their individuality. But what happens when it is demoulded, or unmoulded? Do you keep the shape of the container or does your own spill?
In turn, the narrated stories tell a fictional, alternative reality of non-existent women, shaped by the imagination but who, in turn, each in their own way, represents people of flesh and blood.
The sound surrounds the environment giving life to the suits that would come out of those molds.
1982 | Buenos Aires, Argentina.
BA in Visual Arts with focus in Engraving and Printed Art at the Universidad del Museo Social Argentino, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2014/2015 | Crossover Project organized between Mexico and Argentina (Proyecto´ace)
2012 | Individual exhibition of engravings in the Japanese Garden
2017 | First Biennial of Small Prints of Latin America and the Caribbean