Madrastrona G4

140.00

2019
Blue pencil, watercolor and ink on paper
Unique piece
29 x 21 cm

Only 1 left in stock

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LORENZO GÓMEZ  (Almería, España, 1972)

With a BA in Advertising from the Complutense University and a degree in Illustration from Art School no. 10 in Madrid, Lorenzo Gómez is a comic book author and illustrator who also works in graphic design at Tau Design. As an illustrator, he has contributed to El País, Training & Development Digest, ESQUITX and Benzina and worked for Museo Cerralbo, Semana Negra de Gijón, INJUVE and other institutions.

He started out at a small advertising agency, and that experience inspired a series about “10 Reasons Why I Hate Working in Advertising” (2002, Tos magazine, issues 1-3, Ediciones Sinsentido). He won the INJUVE Comic Competition in 2001 and published El diario sentimental de Julian Pi (2003, Astiberri Ediciones). That same comic won the prize for Best National Work at Salón Expocómic in Madrid and was nominated in the categories of Best Work, Best Script and Best New Author at the Saló Internacional de Cómic in Barcelona. It has also been published in France and Portugal. The bulk of his work as an author consists of short comics like Tos (Ed. Sinsentido and Astiberri Ed.), Dos Veces Breve (Editorial Ariadna), Nosotros somos los muertos (Ed. Inrevés), El Manglar (Dibbuks), Humo (Astiberri Ed.) and Usted está aquí (Dibbuks). His latest projects include his contribution to the book De vítores y letras (2017, University of Salamanca), edited by Emilio Gil, and the graphic design and co-edition, with Juanjo el Rápido and Ricardo Esteban, of the comics magazine La Resistencia (2016-2017, Dibbuks).

As an illustrator, Lorenzo Gómez’s unique style is a blend of tenderness, sensibility, irony, humour and insightful analysis of the human condition, which he combines with fantastic drawing skills to give life to characters that live in his mind or reflect his “surroundings”. His simple, unassuming drawings forge an empathetic bond with viewers and tug powerfully at our heartstrings: at times they elicit a smile, at others they connect with our inner child, and in many cases we can recognise ourselves in the ordinariness of the scenes they represent.

 

Description

The notion of the essence of evil being manifested in the female form is as old as history itself. From Eve, who stands accused of ruining what could have been an eternal idyllic existence or Pandora, custodian of a box that contained all the evils of humanity that she just couldn’t help herself but to open in order to spread those ills across the world. That could be considered mean. Or just plain bad. As Lux Interior of The Cramps once warned us “All Women Are Bad”.

There are no more mean gods or humans portrayed in popular culture and beyond than the female of the species. The bad girl is engraved in the consciousness as myth and continues to be represented by combining fear and terror with fascination and attraction.

La Fiambrera celebrates its FIFTH anniversary and the arrival of 2020 with a traditional annual group show that celebrates the bad girl. Thirty international artists bring together the strongest , most feared, most hated yet cool characters that inhabit this universe. Some well known meanies such as Maleficent, Bette Davis, Cruella DeVille and The Queen of Hearts rub evil shoulders with new figures created specifically for this special occasion by the twisted minds of their creators.

Roll up and feast your eyes on these dangerous but captivating dames. You know you want to.