Stretching the Mask

Maria Veronica Leon Veintemilla2015

Ecuador - Biennale Arte 2015

Ecuador - Biennale Arte 2015
Venice, Italy

"Our ancestors reflected their own physiognomies, unusual bodies and masks, and beyond their original physiognomies and wisdom is their resemblance with the God Sun. But these faces could be seen also like unique, bizarre and extra-terrestrial creatures communicating in deep space".

The artist is reflected like a timeless creature, materialized by her own masks and acrylic chemical composition, that reflect her Latin traces in a contemporary universal locality, with a developed consciousness of today and tomorrow’s phenomena. She uses different medias: self-portrait, photography (on Hahnemuhle and metal), and painting on photography.

Maria Veronica places the genuine talent of pre-Columbian cultures within a cutting edge structure to catapult new ideas and artworks stemming from this process to future cultural contexts, and onto the avant-garde international art landscape...

"One of my goals is to open a new gap of creation with gold, authentic or artificial, to place it in an exclusive artistic context, with innovative ideas and aesthetic different applications. I will launch some capital ideas so that gold may be elaborated in a new way within the territory from which it has been extracted, to preserve it for the internal cultural and socio-economic development of the population, and to stimulate the production and exportation of art made with gold, for a positive revolution in the national and international market".


  • Title: Stretching the Mask
  • Creator: Maria Veronica Leon Veintemilla
  • Date Created: 2015
  • Location Created: Dubai, U.A.E.
  • Physical Dimensions: 190 x 106 cm, overall dimensions variable
  • Provenance: Artist Collection, made for the 56 Biennale di Venezia
  • Type: Photography
  • Rights: Copyright held by the artist
  • External Link: Artist web
  • Medium: Photography of 2mm Aluminium finished with hanging system. Engraved title and edition number on the reverse of the metallic frame.

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