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Artist Statement: "The women depicted on this elephant are worshipping nature. One priestess clasps a candle in prayer, while another holds up a pot in a moon ritual. On either side, warriors put down their arms in submission to the power of Gaia. Each scene is held up by trees representing their vital part in our planet’s ecosystem."

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About Rafaela de Ascanio

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Rafaela de Ascanio is a painter, performance artist and ceramicist. She studied Fine Art at Central Saint Martin’s and an MA in Art History at the Courtauld Institute of Art. She has performed at Tate Modern and Peckham Festival and exhibited her first solo show ‘Duende’ in Hackney in 2018. Her paintings and ceramics playfully reimagine art historical tropes such as renaissance tarot cards and saintly relics as deifications of female warriors, witches and performers. Appropriating the reverence of altarpieces and Christian stories, she creates polyptychs using contemporary subjects, exploring how these ancient narratives run troublingly against her interest in queer and feminist culture.

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Gaia, 2018
Lot Number 15
Fiberglass and acrylic sculpture
145 x 150 x 85 cm (57.09 x 59.06 x 33.46 in)
Unique

Online bidding for this work ended on July 18, 2018 at 12:00pm ET.

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Rafaela de Ascanio
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  • Dimensions
    145 x 150 x 85 cm (57.09 x 59.06 x 33.46 in)