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LEONOR RUIZ DUBROVIN: Showroom | Too Big for the Hidey-hole

LEONOR RUIZ DUBROVIN: Showroom | Too Big for the Hidey-hole

Sep

15

Fri

05:45 – 05:45

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15.9.-22.10.2023

Leonor Ruiz Dubrovin’s artistic exploration centers around the intricate concept of identity. Her work reflects a profound concern with the construction of the self and the multifaceted ways in which personal identities are formed, restricted or enhanced, as well as how external perceptions and labels shape us.

”In our current era, the quest for genuine individuals has grown progressively challenging. Authentic qualities of character appear to be dwindling, endangered. In our societal landscape, the realm of social media has a way of distorting self-assurance, overshadowing our genuine nature. Consequently, many present themselves through a myriad of filters.”

In her work, Dubrovin embarks on a journey that unveils the concealed abode where the formation of the self resides. Often, this formation is an assembly of lies that ultimately reveal several half-truths.

Leonor Ruiz Dubrovin (b. 1978, Madrid) graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki in 2008 and currently lives and works in Helsinki. Dubrovin’s artistic work is a fusion of diverse dualities, such as the representational and the suggestive, reality and fiction. Her paintings depict through different portraits and embodiments the exaltation of the individual and the search for an authentic self. Dubrovin’s contributions have been widely exhibited in Finland and abroad, including venues such as Gallery Forum Box, Elverket Gallery, Rovaniemi Art Museum, Galeria Modus Operandi, and the Finnish Cultural Institute in Madrid. Her works are featured in prominent collections, including the Päivi and Paavo Lipponen Trust’s Art Collection deposited at the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, the State Art Deposit Collection, and the collections of Wihuri Foundation and Pro Artibus Foundation. Thank you to The Arts Promotion Centre Finland and The Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland for supporting the artist’s work.

Fri 15 Sep 2023 – 22 Oct 2023 Closed today

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