ANDALUSIAN WOMAN, FLAMENCO WOMAN

Solo exhibition of Conchi Alvarez artist.  From 24th of June to the 2nd of August, 2017.

In 2012 the gallery already exhibited an individual show of this artist, “Passionate Women, Women of Passion” composed of 17 paintings, oils on canvas and acrylics on board, which covered the deepest dimension of the feminine world through the passion. In the exhibition, there was a dialogue established between the woman as a passionate female, and the woman as a religious entity; the coexistence and ambivalence between a woman who knows her own eroticism and sensuality, as a sexual transmitter in a conscious or unconscious way, but at the same time, a woman of passion, devout and faithful in a more than transcendent environment, narrating, along the 17 works of art, that almost impossible peaceful coexistence between passion and religiosity.

On this occasion, the artist, and curator, continues to enter the complex feminine world, raising the flamenco woman as a paradigm of the Andalusian woman. There are 14 paintings, oils on canvas, acrylics on board, and also five notes made in acrylic on paper. In them we appreciate a creative, sensitive, passionate woman with the fears, yearnings and aspirations of any woman. The beginning of the series was “The Woman’s Ritual”, a ritual that has developed in all cultures and which, in the case of the Flamenco woman, has a spectacular plasticity and beauty. It was natural, since the artist resides in Andalusia. The first approach to the theme was the plastic beauty displayed by Flamenco women on the days of the Fair. The streets and squares, but above all, the fairgrounds throughout Andalusia are filled with flamenco women radiating color, resembling flowers swaying with infinite grace. “Purple flower”, one of the works in the exhibition, belongs to the variant of this series, dedicated to women-flower.

The series has gone deeper into the feminine interior and the author has been investigating increasingly complex questions: the reason for this ritual, for whom, why… Right now the work is generating works of art in which, sometimes the mind, others, the most, the heart of the Flamenco woman, makes her own catharsis wondering about herself, about her loved one, doubting, mocking, tearing… and she is no longer just the Flamenco woman, she happens to represent, in reality, the female gender.

Conchi Alvarez
CONCHI ALVAREZ
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GIRL WITH EMBROIDERED SHAWL

Oil on canvas. 160 x 100 cm

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PURPLE FLOWER

Oil on canvas. 160 x 100 cm

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LOVED SUN

Oil on canvas. 65 X 54 cm

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LAST TOUCH-UPS

Oil on canvas. 65 x 54 cm

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THE BIRTH OF THE FLAMENCO VENUS

Acrylic on panel. 60 x 80 cm

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LISTENING TO FORGOTTEN SILENCES

Oil on canvas. 71 x 59 cm

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SMILING AT YOU

Oil on canvas. 55 X 46 cm

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WONDERING (Sketch)

Acrylic on paper. 70 x 50 cm