Paloma Tendero. New Acquisitions
We are delighted to have acquired a major 12 part self-portrait work by London-based artist Paloma Tendero, as well as a related sculpture.
Paloma Tendero is a visual artist who explores the physical and psychological relationships that spring from biological determinism. In her work, she looks at the influence of genetic disease, passed along family lines, which renders the body vulnerable to an unrequested destiny.
"Our bodies are containers which house our anatomy, alongside the stored memories of who we are and where we came from. Their forms betray a sculptural expression of each individual's inheritance. While we attempt to craft ourselves into unique beings, separated from familial features and traits, our genetic and biological characteristics remain outside of our control, sewn inside us at the very moment of conception."