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Pilar Acevedo

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A_childhood
A Childhood Assemblage © © 2010 Pilar Acevedo All Rights Reserved
Acevedo_a_childhood2
A Childhood Assemblage © © 2010 Pilar Acevedo All Rights Reserved
Acevedo_outcry
Outcry Assemblage © © 2010 Pilar Acevedo All Rights Reserved
Acevedo_outcry2
Outcry Assemblage © © 2010 Pilar Acevedo All Rights Reserved
Naughty3
Naughty Assemblage © © 2010 Pilar Acevedo All Rights Reserved
Naughty_detail
Naughty (Detail) Assemblage © © 2010 Pilar Acevedo All Rights Reserved
Crapshoot
Crapshoot Assemblage © © 2010 Pilar Acevedo All Rights Reserved
So_yo
Soy Yo Assemblage © © 2010 Pilar Acevedo All Rights Reserved
Wish_u_were_here
Still Wish You Were Here Collage © © 2010 Pilar Acevedo All Rights Reserved
Bird_monster
Bird Collage © © 2010 Pilar Acevedo All Rights Reserved
Rosebud_plum_girl
Rosebud: The Plum Girl Collage © © 2010 Pilar Acevedo All Rights Reserved
Spider_princess
Spider Princess Collage © © 2010 Pilar Acevedo All Rights Reserved
Ashen_cradle
Ashen Cradle Collage © © 2010 Pilar Acevedo All Rights Reserved
Bad_moon
Bad Moon Watercolor © © 2010 Pilar Acevedo All Rights Reserved
Steely_blue
Steely Blue Watercolor © © 2010 Pilar Acevedo All Rights Reserved
Snip_snip
Snip Snip Watercolor © © 2010 Pilar Acevedo All Rights Reserved
Queen
Queen of the Universe Oil on Canvas © © 2010 Pilar Acevedo All Rights Reserved
Monkey_love
Monkey Love Oil on Canvas © © 2010 Pilar Acevedo All Rights Reserved
The_puppet
The Puppet Oil on Canvas © © 2010 Pilar Acevedo All Rights Reserved
El_caballito
El Caballito Oil on Canvas © © 2010 Pilar Acevedo All Rights Reserved
Doll
Doll Oil on Canvas © © 2010 Pilar Acevedo All Rights Reserved
Lonely_girl
Lonely Girl Acrylic © © 2010 Pilar Acevedo All Rights Reserved
Boy
Boy Acrylic © © 2010 Pilar Acevedo All Rights Reserved
Lil_lil
Lil Lil Acrylic © © 2010 Pilar Acevedo All Rights Reserved
Little_red
Lil Red Acrylic © © 2010 Pilar Acevedo All Rights Reserved
Angelita
Angelita Oil on Canvas © © 2010 Pilar Acevedo All Rights Reserved
Su_angelita
Su Angelita Oil on Canvas © © 2010 Pilar Acevedo All Rights Reserved
La_muertita
La Muertita © © 2010 Pilar Acevedo All Rights Reserved
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Plum Girl, 2013 Oil on Wood Panel 47 ½” X 48”, Photo By: Image Group, Bourbonnais, IL. © Courtesy of the artist and the National Museum of Mexican Art
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Mexico City
Schools
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1994, BFA
Tags
arts-education, figurative, sculpture, mixed-media, realism, surrealism
Statement

My art is inspired by memories, vintage photographs, dolls, poetry, and unsettling human interactions. I am moved by children’s thoughts—their perceptions and fears—and the idea of how situations like death or abuse can mean a loss of childhood. I am especially drawn to childhood memories, which are often illustrated in my work as muddied layers, levels, and fragments. Few of those memories are mine. Most are of other women who have recounted events of their unfortunate childhoods.

The idea of “memory as layers” is most evident in my collages, and in my assemblages predominantly through the use of nostalgic objects, drawers, boxes, layers of paper, text, and sound. These pieces are often interactive. The work on canvas and paper illustrates layers through the use of multiple glazes, layering of paper, and the use of several images.

Because collaging frees my imagination, I work in this medium to produce fantastical narratives. I often employ high-contrast photocopied photography and then expand on these collages in large-scale oil paintings. Similarly, I draw or paint still-lifes of dolls, using them as a catalyst to large surreal mixed media pieces.