The works of Gema Rupérez develops around the desire to survive in a complicated society where not even Democracy is perfect. Instability, vulnerability and frustration are part of the emotive content of her works and in her research it is strong the awareness of human social responsibility
The artist focuses on the social tensions and disparities, going beyond the gender abuse and the fight for equal rights, talking about the respect between human beings, pointing the finger on some kind of moral numbness, probably intensified by the cold media.
Rupérez aspire to show outside the box, beyond the conventions proposed as the only possible realities of an hegemonic model and she tries to do it narrating unsolved problems, showing an instable and uncertain human condition, subject to continuous changes.
Democracy is not perfect is an exhibition composed of artworks created between 2015 and 2018.
Gema Rupérez uses different materials – walls of candies, steel wires as braided hairs, millions of lentils, fluctuating bread crumbs – which se defines as infiltration of contemporary everyday life in the traditional artistic iconography. Therefore, through installation, photography, video and drawing she reflects on power, on the contemporary society dystopias and on communication. In her work, in addition to a strong critic, there is an ironic and optimistic base, thanks to a lyric distortion of reality.
The exhibition will be open until Saturday 24 November 2018.