Women artists who use silicone to create strange works of art

April 09, 2019 at 22:29 a.m.

Women artists who use silicone to create strange works of art

Without a doubt, art can be expressed in different ways; in the world, there are artists who use silicone to create extravagant works.

Silicone is a compound formed by silicon and oxygen atoms. Thanks to its malleability, it has become a material widely used in various aspects of our popular culture.

Therefore, it is no wonder this top of women artists who They use silicone to potentiate their work of art and be inspired by this unusual material.

This, because in its solid and gummy form, produces a distinction between the natural and the artificial.
As well as a consumer society obsessed with performance, innovation and flexibility of personal presentation.

Maybe there's a metaphor for the same chemical compound.

Throughout the world, various sculptors who work with the material are also intrigued by its connection to the strange and the grotesque:

 "I like silicone because of its consistency similar to meat and the way it keeps light", says Hannah Levy.

"There is a kind of luminosity if you add the right amount of pigment that makes it look like it has some kind of life of its own."

Undoubtedly these three artists use silicone to build radical works, real and that draw attention.

Donna Huanca (1980-United States)


His performances generate a space in which bodies, materials and forms come together to establish an architecture of presence.

The blue color predominates over earth tones and skin tones and allude to different types of rocks, minerals and natural processes.

Totemic sculptures, on the other hand, combine a variety of materials that relate to the body.

The work of Huanca It questions the systems of knowledge such as biology, ecology, geology or anthropology.

When asked what she is most interested in in silicone, the artist said: "the ephemerality of it, the smell".

The material produces a synthetic smell. Integrated into works of art, it generates olfactory sensations that can intensify the viewer's visual experience.

It is a way to enhance the dramatization of the works.

Ilona Szwarc (1984- Poland)


For a series of 2016 photography titled I am a woman and I do not project shadows, the artist Ilona Szwarc, threw a silicone mask.

This he did from the contours of the head of his body.

Szwarc regularly employs women who look like her to participate in their projects.

Paint the faces of your doppelgangers in grotesque and new ways in order to obtain compelling images.

The artist is interested in what happens when she photographs the silicone molds, while experimenting with the lighting.

According to her, there is a moment of optical illusion in which the mold is recorded in a photograph as if it were in front of the lens.

Szwarc's photographs are disturbing intermediaries between reality and fiction.

Amy Brener (1982 - Canada)


Suspended from the ceiling, so we can see the colorful Flexishields Silicone by Amy Brener.

Many take the form of evening gowns, with protuberances on the bellies and breasts.

And these contain found objects such as flowers, leaves, combs and nails.

He also inserts molds on his deceased father's face, improving ideas about memory and time.

"These imaginary garments are protective barriers, shields, which are also delicate and translucent.

They address our ability to gain strength through vulnerability. "

While many artists seek the neatness of silicone, Brener prefers rough and worked surfaces.

This is because The silicone is an incredible replicator of fine details. It has the potential to resemble anything from human skin to computer screens.

With which, Brener can create almost any work of art.

The works of women artists who use silicone to express themselves, keep us on the edge of the real and the imaginary, also make us live the work thanks to its distinguishing smell.