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Celia Mora

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My first studio visit was to the studio of the Spanish artist Celia Mora graduated from Complutense University in Madrid, and currently doing a Master's at the Royal College of Arts.

"I explore the themes of intimacy and vulnerability through a set of different poses that the subject has to follow. The whole act derives into a performed conversation where the physical capabilities of the body are sometimes put to the test.

I am interested in using painting to intrude on the other’s intimacy, by manipulating and controlling the display of the body. The role of the muse has historically been performed by a female entity, in my practice, I am currently using my partner as a model, exploring our gender dynamics in a raw and playful way. This way, painting gives me complete control over a reality that I have never been in charge of."

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Photography by Adela Blanco

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