Studio 54 - Gloria Santoyo Ruenitz

Category / Medium:  Mixed Media

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Mixed Media with Encaustic painting.

Growing up in a Mexican Cuban household things like color, music, family and religion where deeply woven into my own life weave. They have become the emotional bonds that run through my art work.
My work is narrative and derives from my own questioning. I am a Mixed Media Artist working wax primarily. The encaustic wax medium allows me to work in layers encasing fragments of memory as a means of stopping images and words in time. These layers tell a story, they represent life. 
Of great importance to me is the “Female” and discovering the Latina experience: the continuity of life, loyalty and tradition passed from mother to daughter. I explore themes of love, but also deep loss and displacement.
The commitment to my art and the use of my own personal expressive language are the two most important aspects of my work. I try through my words and images to create meaningful artwork that reveals human understandings originating out of my own introspection.
Working in series of 10-15 paintings, allows me to explore deeply a particular theme and create a back bone for this body of work. During the Covid isolation I created 110 ceramic figures as my humble representation of a united world community standing up against racism and division. 
With my art I hope to connect with the viewer, through the underlying emotion that inspired me to create the work. This brings it to a more universal level. 
“Her art expresses a personal vision of the metamorphosis of “Women’s Work”, from outer-directed to motivated from within, which makes her vision the most compelling in the exhibition, By L.P. Streitfeld