The pieces by 104 illustrators from the Canary Islands and from the area of Macaronesia hang, since yesterday, in the exhibition room located in the Hall of the Statute of Autonomy of the Parliament of the Canary Islands. The exhibition will remain open at the facilities of the central Teobaldo Power street throughout the month of May to then travel to the Club La Provincia, on the neighboring island of Gran Canaria.
This is the Illustradoras & Ilustradas exhibition and can be visited free of charge until next May 27 from Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. On Saturdays it will also remain open between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. In its organization, promoted by the Diputación del Común, the Cine + Cómics Foundation and the Moebius Cultural Chair of the University of La Laguna have collaborated. It is included in the Demos Project and co-financed with Feder funds under the Interreg Program.
The sample includes the work of Acuerdaloca, Patricia H. Albín, Silvia Álvarez, Aquaxtic, Inés Arias, Arissou, Aru Owls, Ana Teresa, Baby Otako, Alexandra Baptista, Chloé Beny, Yerimay Bethencourt, Alicia Borges, Briku, Burbuja Marina, Yara Burkhalter, Noelia Cabo, Alba Cabrera, Chewy Candiyh, Tania Coello, Yanira Coello, Crisol Crowling, Cyn Pics, Day is my flower, Nat de la Croix, Adassa Delacruz, Noelia Delgado, Filomena De Martino, Jen Del Pozo, Derandomgerl, Patri Díaz, Romina Elorrieta, María Estela, Elsa Estrada and Nazareth Hernández, among many other artists. Camila Pomares is the curator of this exhibition.
The organization will soon publish a catalog with the works and a small review of the artists
Not only have female firms been chosen, but they also show their particular vision of the role of women in a world, that of comics and illustration, which until very recently was highly masculinized. They are creators of all kinds who also use different techniques and materials, from digital to the most classic rudiments. There are new ones, who start in this art, and others with a more consolidated career. “Some are self-taught, while others have studied artistic studies and a large part use digital techniques, some exclusively. Quite a few of them show influences from Asian culture, especially Japanese and Korean, and the manga style can be appreciated in their works. Their inspirations vary but many are dedicated to the creation of series, comics and video game fanarts ”, they explained.
The opening ceremony was attended yesterday, in addition to the president of the Parliament of the Canary Islands, Gustavo Matos; the Deputy of the Common, Rafael Yanes, the vice president and the second secretary of the Table, Esther González and Luz Reverón, the deputy of Equality and Gender Violence of the institution, Beatriz Barrera, and the president of the Fundación Cine + Cómics, Francisco Pomares. “This project is further proof of the extraordinary strength of the world of animation within the art that is made in the Archipelago,” explained Pomares, who acknowledged that the idea began as a meeting between a dozen illustrators and seeing the enormous amount of artists with projection in the Archipelago decided to expand it. In addition, a catalog with photographs and biographies of the authors will be published shortly.