Carmen Ligia Ros
Behind Closed Doors
Behind Closed Doors...
The Ordinary, The Mundane, The Overlooked!
The content of this work focuses on the documentation of a large family’s chaotic, yet typical life as seen through the lens of Carmen’s camera. Being part of the family herself, her intimate documentation of her most familiar environment seeks to create work which operates in the gap between life and art. Her photographs do not exist as isolated materials in aid of pre-painting research – they are rather a conjunctive part of an activity of capturing personal moments, as the paintings act as extended reflections on them. Carmen juxtaposes thickly layered paint and loosely washed areas creating semi-abstract paintings as different visual elements can be seen on her canvases. Her video and sound work are windows created by her, allowing the viewers to get a glimpse of what goes on – “behind closed doors”.