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Mujeres Chéveres (Cool Women): A Tribute to Colombian Women

Para leer en español, presiona aquí:Mujeres Chéveres - Un Homenaje a la Mujer Colombiana

Through three abstract sculptures and a series of digital illustrations, artist Andrés González prepares for his exhibit Mujeres Cheveres, the final project for his Masters in Fine Arts at LSU.

Mujeres Cheveres is a sincere tribute to the essence of the Colombian woman. The artist found inspiration in influential figures within his family, as he grew up with his grandmother Isabel, his mother Adriana, and his aunt Gissela. “As a feminist man, my journey to conceptualize and execute this project arises from a life immersed in a matriarchal environment,” says Gonzalez.  He noticed an unwavering resilience, a capacity for empathy from the women in his life, and an ability to navigate everyday challenges gracefully in a country plagued by violence.

 

Within his desire to pay tribute to the pillars of his family, the artist also expresses in his pieces a commitment to gender equality. He always saw in women a unique strength, people who, beyond finding a way to survive, fought to leave a legacy and create a more promising future in a nation with limited opportunities. “I witnessed women’s instrumental role in rebuilding the country, healing war wounds, and guiding the nation toward peace.”

That is why his sculptures, accompanied by a series of digital illustrations, symbolically represent the resilience, dedication and spirit of the women in his family and serve as a tribute to Colombian women. “This project seeks to highlight these valuable contributions, offering a platform for their voices and experiences,” says Gonzalez.

Through his art, Gonzáles also invites reflection on a deeper appreciation of the role of women today and the imminent need to continue the fight to achieve equality in all areas for women worldwide.

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