Gextura Oriental

The oriental gextura project is inspired by the full tattooed bodies of the Japanese (Horimono). This style of tattoo in its beginnings was emblematic since it was tattooed by the oppressed classes to express their disagreement with the authorities. The horimono served the most disadvantaged to claim their identity, and could be interpreted as a "badge of the villain" in front of the nobleman, to whom he showed with pride and dignity a naked body whose skin looked like multicolored brocade. In this project the intention was to create a horimono combined with my personal technique from “gextura” calligraphy. Painted on a woman, the concept was to show female empowerment and leadership by women, showing her as a great warrior, but maintaining the femininity that characterizes her.

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