Untitled, 2018, oil on canvas, 72 x 36 inches

Untitled, 2018, oil on canvas, 72 x 36 inches

Quiéreme duro, 2015, reflective plexiglass & led lighting, 96 x 31

Quiéreme duro, 2015, reflective plexiglass & led lighting, 96 x 31

Love Doll 7 & concrete, plastic, 17 x 12 x 17

Love Doll 7 & concrete, plastic, 17 x 12 x 17

Sad Chair, 2016, Aluminum frame, leather, synthetic hair

Sad Chair, 2016, Aluminum frame, leather, synthetic hair

Love Is No Game

Love Is No Game

The recent works of Venezuelan artist and architect Bernadette Despujols examine from a variety of perspectives many, deeply ingrained cultural practices associated with attempts to define contemporary womanhood. In this vein, the quest to find the answer to the question of how a woman, by virtue of being a woman, makes others uncomfortable seems to be one of the central tenets explored by her body of work. By drifting from guilt to shame, sex to loneliness, innocence to complicity, Despujols exposes femininity and the concept of the feminine as something to be understood by not just women themselves but by other genders as well.