Idilios (Spanish lyrical word for ‘romances’) shows a series of romantic situations representing the experiences of one woman with different men. These idealised scenes are about the experience of romantic love; the kiss representing immediate satisfaction, a search for pleasure in a symbolic act devoted exclusively to seduce us, intending that this story is part of an advertising slogan. What emerges is a reflection about the ephemeral concept of love and happiness.
Marta Soul’s past projects have also reflected on the interplay between image and reality, as well as the mutual influence that each has on the other’s meaning. Her work continues to show a strong interest in contemporary society’s determined roles for identity, sexuality, culture, and appearance.
Marta Soul was born and currently lives in Madrid, where she studied photography and graphic design.
Marta Soul, Idilios
Until December 24th 2010
2766 S. La Cienega Blvd.
Culver City, CA. 90034
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