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Marisabel Gonzalez

Marisabel Gonzalez

Sydney, Australia

"Abstract art with a medical twist"
My work involves the convergence of my two backgrounds, painting and medicine. I am inspired by my daily clinical practice as an ultrasound technician as I find similarities in the course of diagnosing a patient to what I do as an artist. A back and forth questioning and answering process takes place in the production of both types of imagery, which results in the combination of my medical knowledge with my visual mark-making on the canvas.

My creative process makes reference to the sensitivity many people feel when discussing and confronting illness and entropy in the body. Through my paintings, I try to capture the range of emotions I sense from my patients as I scan them, from fear to joy and everything in between. My work is an attempt to bring attention to the idea that if we keep things in perspective we would not see the pathological processes in our bodies as something abnormal but part of the journey of life.

Born in 1973. Caracas, Venezuela.
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How do your pieces come to life? Tell us one interesting thing about your creative process?

"My creative process involves the convergence of my two backgrounds: art and medicine. It makes reference to the sensitivity many people feel when discussing and confronting illness and entropy in the body. I bring these ideas to the studio where, aided by different materials and the creation of layers, the story is turned into images."
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What do you want people to do or feel when they encounter your creations?

"I generally use a bright colour palette to lift the soul and make people happy."
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What funny moments, unexpected surprises, or obstacles have you encountered?

"It took me a while to feel comfortable wearing both skins: the doctor's and the artist"s. It was only after I became a patient myself, that the human body became my subject matter and a world of inspiration opened up for me."
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