Patricia Domínguez

b. 1984, Chile

My spreadsheets hurt, 2019
Painted ceramic vase, artificial braid, dry flowers, photographs and sand
Edition of 8

Text & Image courtesy Gasworks Gallery, United Kingdom
Braids and hair are a recurring motif in Patricia's practice. Each braid in this series is weaved with dried flowers and different images of mass-produced cosmetics, technology or food products.

They reference both traditional indigenous ritual practices in South America as well as contemporary neoliberal emblems of consumption and branded wellbeing.

“Domínguez’s work embraces a range of myths, symbols and rituals shaped by extractivism and global finance. Sculptures incorporate talismanic objects with business shirts and consumer electronics as a way to exorcize the effects of neoliberalism on the body,” (Gasworks).