art gallery

Mariana Murta

Mariana Murta (Portugal, Setúbal 1991) sees most of her work as over the top, satirical self-portraits of different social masks she feels pressured to wear in her daily life.

In these images identity, consumerism and social pressure are the main themes addressed.
Collecting photographs, advertisements, stock images and instruction manuals, she arrives to an image of a roleplaying caricature of herself where feelings of social anxiety and claustrophobia are always lingering underneath the surface. She ties to translate into painting the cracking facade composed by the fragments of the constant stream of manipulative images from our Media.