fēmĭna (lat) | feminine noun | 1 woman | 2 female
by ANA PALMA
FEMINA is a personal journey to understand the idea of femininity. Natural elements, women, and poetry merge together to create images that tell stories about sweetness, bitterness, fragility and endurance. What makes a woman a woman? What does it mean to be a woman in the 21st century? What role does the past play in how women see themselves and are seen today?
In this body of work, Ana explores how magical the process of creating or finding an image is. Letting her intuition lead the way she allows ideas to start revealing themselves through lines and brushstrokes while she digs into the depths of two-dimensionality to uncover skin, flesh and bones.
Ana Palma was born in Portugal in 1986. Brought up in the countryside, she was a strong-willed child who loved to learn, explore and create. In her youth, she decided to learn more about painting and the creative process by studying Fine Art at Porto University.
Ana has been living in London since 2015. She has exhibited both as a solo artist and in several collective exhibitions and has been shortlisted for various art contests.
Ana Palma’s practice delves into the relationship between human beings and Nature. The human figure and the natural world are unavoidable subjects through which memories, emotions and symbolism emerge.
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