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Marta Soul

Idilios, Marta Soul

Idilios, Marta SoulIdilios
Marta Soul
Soul Ediciones


48 pages
245 × 320 mm
ISBN 9788461630448


Idilios (Spanish lyrical word for ‘romances’ in English) shows a series of romantic recreations based on amorous experiences represented by the same woman (the artist’s alter ego) kissing different men in various places. The series is constructed in an ideal context in order to accentuate the romantic love experience. A jewellery shop, a golf course and a luxury hotel appear as appropriate sites in which to stage romance. Experiences are more intense and happiness is materialised. The kiss is the main act and the only one, a symbol of the stereotyped romantic situation. Immediate satisfaction is found in the kiss. It begins and ends the entire narrative scene and is the iconographic element of the image. What the red-headed star of the series does is to consume that moment as fully as possible.

About the Artist
Marta Soul (b.1973, Madrid) is a Spanish visual artist currently living in Sheffield (U.K.). She produces visual reflections on the interactions between different cultural topics, like the aesthetics of identity (the appearance), the emotions and social behaviours. She has achieved a number of awards and art grants since 2003, like AENA Fundation (2011) Photography Award, Fotopress07 (2007) Grant and Best Foreign Photographer Award in Pingyao International Photography Festival (2008).

About the Publisher
Soul Ediciones is Marta Soul’s press.

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