Mars Gomes is a rebel dyke based in London. She is going to the residency to unwind and find the missing thread for the development of one of her current pieces.
Mars' work is loud, messy and unapologetic. Her trade fluctuates between the classification of artefacts and the objectification of "self" on display in a sort of abject way. Queer and left wing, yet unconcerned with it's contextual politicisations and trends . She reflects her sexuality and political views in a natural non-partisan way.
Mars works with a variety of mediums: sculpture, installation, paper cut-out technique, drawing photography and recently film. She is now working towards an exhibition with a series of melting ice sculptures. And a large scale paper cut-out landscape installation piece.
The ice sculptures are based on major worldwide events such as: Yemen, Syrian wars and the Antarctic melt.
The landscape installation is an allegory to our disappearing world with cut out paper technic, made with hand crafted Japanese paper and film projections . Gyula is set to be included in this installation piece.
Frozen (Yemen) 2019
Melting ice piece 37 x 10 x 8 cm More at her website here.