I use art, and particularly painting, as a tool that allows me to take a stand and to express myself freely. For me, it’s a need and a challenge: to re-invent myself in each piece, remaining true to my principles and ideals.
As a woman artist, I am interested in claiming the place that belongs to us women by nature and that has been denied to us for ages. This is the primary aim of my last works.
With Liliput I’ve interpreted some passages from the novel Gulliver’s Travels (Jonathan Swift), subverting the roles of this mythical tale, whose main character is a man, and giving the leading role to a woman.
In my last projects I keep turning to myths and literature to take a radical shift, starting from a simple gesture.
The characters I choose share many traits: they come from a safe and comfortable place, they decide to get away from it, to start a journey into the unknown; they share a deep sense of justice, a critical vision towards their own societies, an insatiable curiosity, a voice of their own.
I feel fascinated by these traits, and I try to embody them as a creator. After all, an artist is an individual who sets off on a brave journey towards self-awareness.
Technically and formally I am exploring different supports, procedures and experimental practices. As with the conceptual part of my work, I’m open to new challenges that allow me to broaden the discourse and adjust it to my own interests.
I don’t believe in rules or default paths, which curtail risk and authenticity. Surprise is a powerful weapon to activate the viewer’s consciousness, and that’s why I’m always willing to use it.
My purpose is to develop a transgressive vision that allows connecting with the most reflexive side of the viewer, inviting them to think.
We are living a critical age, and I believe it’s a good time to take control of our history and make our own contribution.
Art can be an example for a society in crisis of its values. It must be a part of the structure, something to stimulate a critical eye, and not just an accessory adornment. This is my battle, as an artist, and as a woman.
Isabel Gomez, born Madrid, Spain.
Masters degree in Fine Arts, Madrid, Spain.
She is co-founder of Galeria Liebre in Madrid, Spain founded in 2011.
As a prolific contemporary painter, Gomez reinvents herself in every piece. As a female artist, her primary interest is in claiming the place that belongs to women.
Her projects involve Mythology and Literature. Her purpose is to develop a transgressive vision connecting the viewer to think. Her work is best described as an ongoing exploration of the deepest recesses of our collective unconscious from a woman’s standpoint.
The baroque and the surreal, the dark and the light, the sweet tenderness passion as her paint streams down in a cascade as it drifts against the form and loads the canvas. The curtain parts and the human subject is seen passing between them, unless it is they that are passing through her, making her as much of a product of light as they are book presentation.
Gómez has had solo shows:
Contemporary Art Lab | Philadelphia
Quijota | Matadero | Madrid Spain
Nave 73 Gallery | Madrid Spain
Cultural Center Galileo | Madrid Spain.
And Collective exhibitions:
Her work is in collections at The Davis Lisboa Mini Museum, Barcelona, Spain and private collections in Spain and abroad.
Gomez has been the subject of numerous publications such as Editorial Menades, «Those women who I also am. We write». Con Tesion Editorial, «Manifiesto».
Pres: Alicante España. Diario ElMundo. The Objective. 967 Revista.
This project was born as an attempt to bring to Madrid a new art gallery concept. We tried to take in the most young and dynamic emerging artists, organizing not just exhibitions, but all kind of cultural projects in cooperation with clients, other institutions or companies.
Liebre began its work in contemporary art in October 2011, and it quickly consolidated as a place to exchange ideas and experiences with local and international emerging artists. Located at Doctor Fourquetstreet, nº30, near Reina Sofía National Museum and La Casa Encendida, in the street with the largest number of art galleries in Spain.
Liebre has participated in national art fairs such as Estampa, Swaab, Arte Santander or PhotoEspaña.
Artists represented by Liebre Gallery: Sandra Paula Fernández, Laramascoto, Santi Lara, Estefanía Martín Sáez, Luis Pérez Calvo, Guillermo Peñalver, Filippos Tsisopoulos.