Ojos que no ven
By María Peña
“Do you know how the cries for help resound in the middle of the sea when you can’t see the person? Do
you know what a body floating face down is like, for which nothing can be done? Do you know how fast
the sea swallows a body, when ten seconds before it was looking at you asking for help? Do you know what cold and loneliness are like? You don’t know. I hope that your image of the sea will always be that of summer, the sun and the beach bar, because if one day you find yourself in this other situation, pray that the government offices will give the order to come and get you”. (excerpt from Chema Monreal, boat skipper and rescue technician)
2019 – Acrylic on linen canvas
165 x 180 cm
María Peña Coto, known as Mapecoo, is a Spanish artist (Oviedo, 1989) graduated in Fine Arts at the Complutense University of Madrid, with periods in Sao Paulo and London. Her artworks now have a strong social content and multicultural influences. They are also fuelled by personal experiences. María has exhibited, led art projects and held art residencies in New York, Lisbon, Bandung (Indonesia), Beijing, London, Port Prince (Haiti), Madrid, Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) and Paris, among others.
Awards and residencies
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