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Mariajosé Gallardo

(Spain, 1978)

Mariajosé Gallardo (Villafranca de los Barros, Badajoz, 1978) considers herself an anachronistic artist because she uses painting and is interested in reflecting on the pictorial process at a time when art is seeking other means. Through painting -and its installation layout on many occasions- she relates apparently inconsequential stories, mixing tradition and current culture. Her references are as diverse as the Baroque, Art History in general, memes taken from social networks or even graffiti. Modified or juxtaposed symbols, which compose paintings in which the saturation of elements is a constant with which he seeks to destroy the canonized distinction between high and low culture.

Gallardo has had solo exhibitions at Meiac (Badajoz), CAC (Malaga) and CAAC (Sevilla). Her work can be found in various public and private collections: Basis Wiem Collection, Andalusian Center of Contemporary Art, Andalusian Institute of Youth, Junta de Extremadura, Cajasol Collection, Museum of Graphic Work of San Clemente. Foundation A. Pérez de Cuenca Foundation, Focus Abengoa Foundation, Lozano Group Collection, Colegio de Ingenieros Técnicos de Sevilla Collection.