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Gabriela Hirt Victoria, BC


Free pickup is available from our Vancouver Gallery, or shipping can be provided for additional cost.
We also offer an installment payment program and art installation services: contact us for more details.
About the Artwork

In “Underbelly” I am exploring belonging and exclusion as well as the relationship between German guilt and de-colonial healing in my adopted home in Canada. I believe history is enduring, manifesting in our bodies throughout generations. What has happened in the past governs present and future, ultimately defining our capacity for tolerance. This piece is looking closely at the segregating concepts of hierarchy and superiority subconsciously living in all of us. My stylized people might be antagonizing, yet they always have more in common than not. This is conveyed by their similar fabric, colour, marks and line-work. You might say, it is a lack of skin laying bare the vulnerability and woundedness of victim, perpetrator and joyful dancer alike. Questions of power imbalance are relayed by size, positioning and movement of the figures. Faces are deliberately treated ambiguously; my focus is on the language of the body which I deem not only more subtle, but also more genuine, particularly when it comes to social interactions.

Exhibiting Online Only.

Technique:Mixed Media Collage on Canvas, Diptych
Details & Dimensions
Edition:Original, one of a kind artwork
Unframed Size:80in x 60in
Frame:Not framed
Weight:26.8lbs (estimated)
Shipping & Purchase
Free pickup is available from our Vancouver Gallery, or shipping can be provided for additional cost.
Standard shipping is via Canada Post ground. Typically, packages sent within Canada are received in 5-12 days. For expedited shipping, please contact us for a quote.
A payment program is available with three equal installments- we can work together to support artists and your budget! Contact us for details.

Gabriela Hirt

Victoria, British Columbia

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