There is a certain indescribable beauty in contradictions. With the every drive and necessity to categorize, the spectrum of multiplicity's becomes faded. When two forces, ideologies, races, any opposite entitiescollide two possible effects take place, the clash, the explosion. It's destructive and harmful, which is what we as we tend to do. The other, which is the blending and coexistence and meshing at an attempt to maintain balance. In a physical manifestation this causes a swirl, spiral shape, the yin-yang, the tornado, whirlwind. This visual effect is the glorious dance of the opposite force attempting to regain balance, the coexistence on the same plane. The spiral is used an an axis of most of my work. It's the mesh of the many, it's chaos and peace, it's inward and outward, expression and introversion, dominant and submissive, the balance of the Latina with the American, the contemporary and traditional fighting it out on the same contextual plane. It serves as the struggle of identity in a place and time where the dichotomy of a woman is so prevalent. It reinforces for me, the struggle for another possible society where women of color can play multiple roles and be successful. I transmit this in my work by way of juxtaposing complementary and tertiary colors, extreme composition, and contradictory themes of women's roles in society.
Biography: Sugey is a native of El Salvador, daughter of a school teacher and military lieutenant. She is the youngest of four offspring, amidst a raging civil war. At age nine, she emigrated with her mother and brother to the San Fernando Valley, where they lived for ten years. In 1993, moved to Los Angeles and after graduating Grover Cleveland Humanities High School attended Otis School of Art and Design's summer program on Scholarship and graduated Santa Monica College with an Arts AA degree. The passions for art, community and teaching art were fueled while employed at Thelma Terry Center as a tutor to youth. She has taught in several different schools from West Los Angeles to Beverly Hills. Presently, Sugey resides in Silverlake.
Country: United States of America
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