Sewing Class. 2017
“Rubber Love” is part of the “Untitled Series, Under Suspicion”.
This painting series is about destructiveness, discipline and power. Power applied by objects and convictions, by sex and gender. Power transformed into fetishism.
The circular shape of the canvas work as peep holes, we can look into it, try to understand each one’s intimate story, or even wait for the figures to start moving. Is it us that are being looked at?
This project connects to my research about the concept of soft violence and, through painting, I found a way of telling a story about my hidden desires. Or yours.
Rubber Love. 2017
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Through out her practice, Francisca Sousa directs her artistic research towards intimate and social concerns such as violence, the submissive body and its relationship with the art object. Born in 1992 (Portugal), Francisca Sousa has a Bachelor degree in Fine Arts - Painting by the University of Porto and it was during a study program in London, at Central Saint Martins, that she discovered her interest for video, performance art and for the extension of the two-dimensional work. These new interests led to the conclusion of a Master degree in Multimedia Arts at the University of Fine Arts of Lisbon, where she presented the dissertation “Soft Violence - language and metamorphosis”.