Eternal Feminine

Eternal Feminine
Lucía Tello
From 27 May to 23 Jun 2022




Although we may not realise it, there are certain generally established patterns that we obligingly assume. We do this from early childhood, acting in collusion with an environment that accepts set rules without question, despite the knowledge that this will lead us to a place of partial and even biased interpretations. One of the most obvious examples is children’s toys, especially those marketed to girls. Most parents simply go with the flow, and manufacturers fall back on reliable clichés that have worked for generations. Eternal Feminine by Lucía Tello is a project that invites us to stop and truly think about the stereotypes lurking behind the innocuous appearance of some of the objects with which young girls amuse themselves, especially those created in the 1990s, the decade of the artist’s own early childhood and a fundamental watershed that marked the end of the age of physical objects and the dawn of the era of digital devices and screens. The artist’s attentive gaze picks up on particular qualities and translates them into the language of painting, her habitual medium up to this point.

The exhibition catalogue contains the texts of Sema D'Acosta.

Lucía Tello

Seville, 1996

Tello completed her BFA at the University of Seville (2019), where she also received an MA in Art, Idea and Production (2021). Her work has been featured in solo shows at the Espacio Laraña, Seville Fine Art Faculty (2022) and Galería Espacio Olvera (2019), and in group exhibitions at Galería Badr el Jundi (2021), Espacio Santa Clara (2021), Fundación Valentín de Madariaga (2020), Museo de Faro (2019), and the Professional Architects’ Association of Seville / COAS (2019), among other venues.

She received the 8th International University of Andalusia Painting Prize (2021) and has been singled out in competitions like “A Secas, Artistas Andaluces de Ahora” at the Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo / CAAC (2021). She has also been awarded artistic residency grants by the Colegio de España in Paris, Spanish Ministry of Culture (2002), Fundación Antonio Gala para Jóvenes Creadores (2019) and the San Quirce Royal Academy of Art and History (2019).

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