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Patricia (Aléka) Castellanos, Madres tóxicas

Patricia (Aléka) Castellanos Madres tóxicas, 2014

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  • Medium

    Sculpture : paper mache

  • Dimensions cm | inch

    15 x 8.3 x 6.3 inch

  • Type

    Unique work

  • Authenticity

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    Professional art gallery
    Bruxelles - Belgium

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    Madres tóxicas represents mothers overprotect their children in an exaggerated behavior, a social phenomenon that affects children without letting themto make own decisions. Sometimes toxic mothers use much manipulation to control her children. Aleka made a call as a woman without judging moms, to change their attitudes and allow their children to grow and take advantage adulthood healthy and peaceful relations.
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fictional character

Patricia (Aléka) Castellanos

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"Aleka" Patricia Castellanos is a Colombian sculptor. She lives and works in her studio in Bogotá. After living in Mexico 4 years, where she specializes in the technique of Cartapesta with a master in the mexican capital in paper mache. It consists in modeling characters with recycled paper and molding by hand, unify everything with glue tuntil to create surreal figures, painted with acrylic and many colors. The 'alebrijes created with a lot of colorful details, represent mythological animals, a Mexican tradition that comes from Pedro Linares in 1936 during one of his dreams. In the morning he materialized his creations, and they became very famous. Today they are part of the cultural heritage in Mexico.

Aleka (his stage name), with her characteristic sense of humor and joy, produces medium sized sculptures very original, "alebrijes" and "Catrinas" Mexican tradition that represents Colombian social reality to awaken the consciousness of people. Patricia Castellanos is based psychologist, that's the reason of the artistic and very analytical overview on her creations influenced by her entourage.

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