Maria Paula Suarez

“My work reflects on resilience, which I understand as the ability to reinvent ourselves and overcome traumatic moments in our lives. 

I have always believed that art is applied to everyday life, it generates models that provide new forms of self-knowledge and reflection. What I show now is a response of my research on resilience, divided into three stages: pain, self-love, and healing. Pain, as the breaking point, healing as the process and self-love as the result.

We constantly carry out this process in our passage through the world, and I consider the nature that surrounds us to be an example of this. I gave this the name of cyclical resilience. The images that I explore respond to the infinite possibilities of understanding these cycles, and that is why plants and language are a recurring theme in my work. 

From the outside and from the inside out. I keep looking, and I keep finding.”