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My Modern Met Interview: Marta Soul

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Updated: Thursday, January 2, 2014
DATE: November 9, 2011

Kopeikin Gallery's featured artist discusses work & inspiration

Exhibition with Soul on view at Kopeikin Gallery
through December 24

Marta Soul , Idilio en Hotel Palace, Courtesy of Kopeikin Gallery
Marta Soul , Idilio en apartamento, Courtesy of Kopeikin Gallery
Marta Soul , Idilio en Cartier, Courtesy of Kopeikin Gallery
Marta Soul , Idilio en Gallery, Courtesy of Kopeikin Gallery
Idilios or in Spanish, Romances, is the title of Spanish artist Marta Soul's series and current exhibition at Kopeikin Gallery. The series is bold and playful and explores concepts of identity, sexuality, and appearance through "happily ever after" moments. The kiss signifies something of a hollywood or fairytale ending, but Marta Soul's work contradicts the typical narrative in scenes where the same woman is caught in romantic scenes with different men.

We never know the woman's identity or see her face, but her red hair is unmistakable; in a jewelry store, elegant ballroom, the corridor, a golf course it is her the woman with the red hair. Always something about her has changed to fit her environment- her clothing, her pose, her gest, but still it is her. The model is a friend and actress of the photographer and works as an alter-ego to engage the fantasy of the kiss and chalenge idealism behind it.

Full interview at My Modern Met

Exhibition information at Kopeikin Gallery

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