Poses by Yolanda Domínguez

Posted by Fabio 22 August 2011

Poses is a direct criticism of the absurd and artificial world of glamour and of fashion that magazines present. Specifically, the highly-distorted image of women that they transmit through models that do not represent real women and that avoid all those who are not within their restricted parameters. These images are virtually the only feminine reference in the mass media and they have a great influence in both men and women when building our roles in terms of behavior and ways of thinking.

Using these impossible stances of the fashion publishing houses as a symbol of how grotesque and unreal this industry is, a group of real women transfer these poses to daily scenes: the queue of a museum, the supermarket or the bus stop, sparking off the reaction of the spectators (on the other hand, regular consumers of these images).

The aim: to make it clear how ridiculous, and at times harmful, it can be to follow these models that the world of glamour impose on us.

Yolanda Domínguez (Madrid, 1977) is a visual artist and performer. She studied Fine Arts in Madrid’s Complutense University and gained a Master in Art and New Technologies in the European University of Madrid and in Concept and Creation in Photography in Madrid’s EFTI School. She has also carried out production workshops with well-known visual artists such as Eugenio Ampudia, Daniel Canogar and Chema Madoz.