Galerie Barbara Thumm \ María Magdalena Campos-Pons

\María Magdalena
Campos-Pons

María Magdalena Campos-Pons, *1959 in Matanzas, Cuba,
lives and works in Nashville, Tennessee

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12 available works

Campos-Pons was born in Matanzas, Cuba, in 1959 and grew up in a sugar plantation town called La Vega in Cuba.

In the late 1980s, her art work gained „international recognition“ with her abstract paintings dealing with female sexuality. Her work coincides with the rise of the New Cuban Art movement which began as a reaction against the repressive aspects of the Cuban state and the introduction of conceptual art. A large part of this artistic movement was the introduction of Afro-Cuban presence, both as artists and within the art itself. In an interview with Lynne Bell, she stated: „My work in Cuba looked at issues of sexuality, women’s place in society, and the representation of women in the history of art“. Since there was not a larger feminism movement in Cuba, it was only through the expression of art through artists like Campos-Pons and others that feminism was kept in the spotlight and popular consciousness.

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Selected Works

Galerie Barbara Thumm \ María Magdalena Campos-Pons \ Mobile #1 (2021)

María Magdalena Campos-Pons

Mobile #1 (2021)
From the series: The Rise of the Butterflies
Mouth blown Murano Glass, stainless steel
approx. 200 x 250 x 20 cm
Edition of 3 plus 1AP
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Galerie Barbara Thumm \ María Magdalena Campos-Pons \ _Cardinal Point BT (2020)

María Magdalena Campos-Pons

_Cardinal Point BT (2020)
Mixed media on archival Arches paper
Framed 84,3 x 65,7 x 3,5 cm
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Galerie Barbara Thumm \ María Magdalena Campos-Pons \ _And His Last Breath Became a Tree of Eyes (2020)

María Magdalena Campos-Pons

_And His Last Breath Became a Tree of Eyes (2020)
Mixed media on archival Arches paper
framed 84,3 x 65,7 x 3,5 cm each
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Galerie Barbara Thumm \ María Magdalena Campos-Pons \ Mobile #4 (2021)

María Magdalena Campos-Pons

Mobile #4 (2021)
From the series: The Rise of the Butterflies
Mouth blown Murano Glass, stainless steel
approx. 100 x 250 x 15 cm
Edition of 3 plus 1AP
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Galerie Barbara Thumm \ María Magdalena Campos-Pons \ Untitled (2021)

María Magdalena Campos-Pons

Untitled (2021)
Gouache on inkjet on paper
each 117,5 x 83 cm (framed)
total size 235 x 415 cm (framed)
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Galerie Barbara Thumm \ María Magdalena Campos-Pons \ Untitled, (2021)

María Magdalena Campos-Pons

Untitled, (2021)
Gouache on paper, flowers
framed 118 x 249 x 6,5 cm
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Galerie Barbara Thumm \ María Magdalena Campos-Pons \ Single #1 (2021)

María Magdalena Campos-Pons

Single #1 (2021)
From the series: The Rise of the Butterflies
Mouth blown Murano Glass, stainless steel
approx. 30 x 27 x 8 cm
Edition of 5 plus 1 AP
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Galerie Barbara Thumm \ María Magdalena Campos-Pons \ El Mensajero (2011)

María Magdalena Campos-Pons

El Mensajero (2011)
Composition of 12 Polaroid Polacolor Pro 24 x 20 photographs
24 x 20 inches each (60.7 x 50.8 cm) approximately 81 1/2 x 96 inches total (182.9 x 203.2 cm)
Courtesy Gallery Wendi Norris, San Francisco, CA, USA
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Galerie Barbara Thumm \ María Magdalena Campos-Pons \ My Mother Told Me I Was Chinese, The Painting Lesson (2008)

María Magdalena Campos-Pons

My Mother Told Me I Was Chinese, The Painting Lesson (2008)
Composition of 9 Polaroid Polacolor #7
24 x 20 photographs
24 x 20 inches each (60.7 x 50.8 cm)
90 x 168 inches total (228.6 x 426.7 cm)
Courtesy Gallery Wendi Norris, San Francisco, CA, USA
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Galerie Barbara Thumm \ María Magdalena Campos-Pons \ History of a People who were not Heroes: A Town Portrait (1994)

María Magdalena Campos-Pons

History of a People who were not Heroes: A Town Portrait (1994)
Wood, glass, steel, clay tablets, black-and-white photographs, 3-channel video
Stereo sound by Neil Leonard
Dimensions variable
Installation view "If I Were A Poet", Gallery Wendi Norris Offsite, 2018, San Francisco, CA, USA
Photography: Maciek Janicki
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Galerie Barbara Thumm \ María Magdalena Campos-Pons \ TRA (1991)

María Magdalena Campos-Pons

TRA (1991)
Marble, wood, soil, 32 color prints of black and white film transferred to canvas
Dimensions variable
Installation view "If I Were A Poet", 2018, Gallery Wendi Norris Offsite, San Francisco, CA, USA
Photography: Maciek Janicki
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Galerie Barbara Thumm \ María Magdalena Campos-Pons \ Untitled #3 (2017)

María Magdalena Campos-Pons

Untitled #3 (2017)
Ink and watercolor on Stonehenge’s archival paper
160 x 115 cm
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