[Image: A painting of a fat, light skinned woman with short, sandy colored hair sitting on the edge of a bed in profile.  She’s wearing dark lingerie with tiny while polka dots, and there is a pile of colorful clothing on the bed behind her.]

“Absent Bodies”

by Angela Pabón

The actual postmodern society through mass media, creates an endless cycle of deception and frustration in today’s women. A war against the weighing balance and the mirror, that ties women to a fantasy ideal of a body and a poor body image.

In this project I wish to speak about the bodies that have been excluded in the present cultural-historic moment. Absent bodies, because they’re not represented and are excluded, in a society where all the present bodies have to correspond to the homogenous model promoted by the media. Bodies like mine, that are out of the beauty and health norms of society.

Through watercolors and self-portrait as an expressive tool, I wish to expose mi body in different situations of passive frustration, when I encounter myself with the fashion industry; where my body is absent in its size and design rank.

This is the last painting of my three real-scale self-portraits.

210cm (6.8 feet) high by 240cm (7.8 feet) wide. Watercolors and collage on Fabrianno watercolor paper.

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