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Mercedes Llanos

Overview

Mercedes Llanos creates visceral paintings in which she replicates animated, somewhat grotesque scenes from her dreams. Llanos frequently speaks of the deep patriarchal currents which ran through her upbringing in Mar del Plata, Argentina. This societal makeup informed the binary divide of labour in Llanos’ household, the artist found the hyper-sexualisation of women’s bodies inescapable, as was the hypocritical repression of women’s sexuality. Using painting as a medium to exercise these frustr...Read more