Cecilia Jiménez Ojeda
Martas tegninger / Marta’s Drawings
Cecilia Jiménez Ojeda makes detailed pencil drawings based on photographs. Usually they are combined with sculptures and found objects into larger interiors. Jiménez Ojeda’s meticulous drawing method has a kinship with monotonous manual labour, and she often references milieus and forms of production associated with low social and economic value. The drawings in Marta’s Drawings are modeled on the drawings of an older woman who the artist knows. Some are scaled-up versions of the originals, allowing Jiménez Ojeda to elaborate on the material character of her collaborators gesture. Wall tiles printed with patterns from “Marta’s” wardrobe and porcelain casts of her deformed foot help further channel the woman’s aesthetic persona. Jiménez Ojeda’s creates an audience for a woman that would otherwise not have had one, but without masking the transaction’s ethically questionable aspects.