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Paula Santomé

Born in 1994, Vigo, Spain

Lives and works in Vigo, Spain, Basel, Switzerland


Paula Santomé fluidly works between drawing, sculpture and installation within her research-based practice. Using clay, graphite and aluminium as her primary tools, Santomé examines the resistant potential of youth culture. Parties and clubs in particular serve as engaging contexts for Santomé to work with, reading these gatherings as anti-capitalist spaces of cultural exchange and communion. Her clay reliefs depict dancing clubbers, or an aluminium sculpture might crystalize two lovers kissing....Read more