Manicure, 2008 / 10 C-Prints / 60 x 60cm / Framed / Exhibition view at Centro Nacional de las Artes, Mexico City
ABOUT THE WORK
Photo-series of the artist's own nails documented one month after having her nails done. The artist's body serves as a surface where the nail polish fades over time leaving behind tiny maps inviting the viewer to reflect on beauty and its brevity.
Dea Arjona & Mariana Mañón
Art Room Talent, 2011
Her series recreate psycho-geographies and atmospheres of our contemporary times, from documents to more playful, metaphorical narratives about the ephemeral nature of beauty and fashion. The photographic record has been an important part of collective memory, it brings new portraits to reality whose "faithfulness" allows us to enter a partial realism to build new versions of a story. In her images, the dividing line between reality and metaphor is placed at stake, since everyday vanity is transformed into a journey which takes its toll on time and the memory of that which has passed, diluting the sense of the superficial and the ephemeral in maps of what is emerging.