Malefibette

150.00

2019
Digital print giclée on paper
Signed by the artist
50 x 40 cm

Only 1 left in stock

SONIA PULIDO (Barcelona, Spain, 1973)                                                            

Sonia Pulido holds a BFA from the University of Barcelona. In 1996, shortly after graduation, she won first prize in an illustration competition organised by her alma mater, and in 2002 she won the INJUVE illustration contest. She has stayed busy ever since, working on assignments for newspapers and magazines, illustrating comics written by herself or others, and exhibiting her extensive body of work.

As an illustrator and comic artist, her clients include L’OBs, Wall Street Journal, AD France, The New York Times, El País Semanal, Boston Globe, Harper’s Bazaar España, Rockdelux, La Maleta de Portbou, Jot Down, Orsai, Random House Mondadori, Lumen, Blackie Books, Alfaguara, Planeta, Anaya, Kosmópolis (Centre de Cultura Contemporànea de Barcelona), Club Cultura (FNAC), Cinemanía, Ling, Calle 20 and Woman, to name but a few.

Pulido’s delicate drawing and aesthetics infuse her illustrations with playful, dreamy, feminist messages. Her almost always mysterious characters radiate sweetness, laughter and plenty of personality.

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.