Artist: Michelle Bourget Morales
Wood panel, tennis balls, acrylic, house paint, rope, metal, inspiration information
This piece was inspired by concepts of gender and femininity.
Inspired by the feminist movement in Latin America, the colour violet is the stamp colour of the feminist movement in Latin America. Women’s rights are human rights! – Michelle Bourget Morales
Michelle Bourget Morales is a Mexican visual artists that references feminism, gender, and the exoticism of the other through sculpture and painting. Michelle constructs artifacts and objects, that through materiality and aesthetics, create a sense of urgency in the observer with the aim of arousing a visual experience that entices the observer to feel, self reflect, and understand the abjection of gender, class, and cultural paradigms.
Currently residing in the unseeded territories of the Squamish, Tsleil-Wautuh, and Musqueam Nations [Greater Vancouver, BC, Canada], Michelle’s artistic practice examines the paradoxes of an elitist patriarchal cosmopolitan through the creation of culture. Her body of work analyzes the notions of seduction with the use of rich colours and materials, creating clusters that become stimulating and recognizable at first contact and will allow the observer to introspectively examine concepts of systemic rituals and policing along with high-low culture.