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Lara Padilla (Sra. D Ms.X)

The work of Ms. X, a.k.a Lara Padilla, covers disciplines such as paint, sculpture, dance, , performance, cinema and fashion design.

Her mostly figurative pieces draw attention to the power of female representation through the deformation of the body and the use of colors and textures. Gernder empowerment is exhibited through large hands as powerful instruments of battle or heavy feet, an image of the perseverance of women in their historic struggle. Ms.X understands art, not as a silent showcase, but as a path of action and political intervention.

Her aesthetic is an ode to diversity, portraying all types of bodies in order to promote a look of equality and authenticity.

Her performances dialogue face to face with her pictorial and sculptural creations through the similarity between compositions and trajectories. The use of body painting underlines the plastic aspect of her choreographies, while in her urban actions she insists on reflecting the impliciteness of a conceived identity. The female body is not a prison for Ms. X. In her latest creations she has expanded her artistic horizons exploring African and pre-Columbian art, cultural chapters of great social and conceptual significance such as Genesis or the interaction of bodies with new supports and textures.

 

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