12 December 2006

Invited guest: Cristina Kahlo Alcal

"Cuando yo me case..."


I am glad to see our first guest from Mexico, a country
with so many great
photographers. Her name is Cristina
Kahlo Alcal and her pictures have been
seen at galleries
from Copenhagen, Denmark to Pretoria, South Africa.
But
most of her work has been exhibited in Mexico City, her home town.
At this gallery and others.Next year she will participate in an exhibition
in Karlsruhe, Germany. You will be reading all about it at the F Blog,
of course.

I was impressed seeing the pictures she sent me.
It´s an original and beautiful
small serie called "Rituals".
This time I will not translate from Castellano to
English,
just briefly explain to you that Cristina´s pictures are about cosmetics,
women and she is asking herself why women
accept all these trends directed
by producers and vendors
of cosmetica.

See more of Cristinas work here

RITUALES
Fotografías de Cristina Kahlo


"La serie Rituales hace referencia al uso de productos cosméticos, accesorios
y tratamientos corporales que a lo largo de la historia
se han ido transformando
para convertirse en costumbres representativas
y determinantes de las clases
sociales.


La mujer acepta colores y formas impuestas , esclavizándose con
estos
cambios , a una transformación continua definida por la
mutabilidad de
las modas impuestas.


“La mujer, pinta su boca, sus mejillas para darle la solidez inmóvil de
una máscara;
su mirada se aprisiona tras el espesor de la sombra….”
decía Simone de Beauvoir.

A través de las imágenes de Rituales “…se exlora la relación de intimidad

establecida entre las mujeres y sus cosméticos, situación que le permite

descubrir cierta dependencia hacia los mismos a la vez de explicitar
la
angustia producida por el efecto limitado de los productos de belleza
ante
el envejecimiento del cuerpo”
(Irving Domínguez).


La Belleza es el vaho en el espejo, dice un clásico de la India."

All pictures ©Cristina Kahlo Alcala
Piezografía con tintas de carbón
60 x 80 cms

Invited by Ulf Fågelhammar


Clones I





Clones II






Frágil Burbuja





Atrapasueños






Ilusiones caídas






Antes de la batalla

8 comments:

mary c. mitchell said...

Ulf Fågelhammar says original and beautiful. I must agree, this is magical!

abeku said...

Cristina, beautiful work! I think "rituals" is an interesting title, giving the pictures a sort of sacred meaning. I feel like a viewer, who can't grasp the entire ceremony, and that uncertainty triggers my curiosity.
Stunning.

Dalina said...

Oh yes! This rocks! Karlsruhe, here I come!

f. skott said...

Wonderful photographs! I like them a lot. Thanks for sharing them on the F blog.

ulf said...

The first picture that caught my attention when I first saw your pictures Cristina was the last one.
Now I come back to each one of them and find new things all the time. I am spellbound by this!

Me gusta mucho las fótos Cristina. Todos. Hay una mística grande y una sensibilidad en ellas. Un tesoro para mi. Gracias!
/Ulf

mikael said...

Really some interesting work, nice to see here!

F said...

Different and very very good!

/Christofer

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