Gloria Segura

Gloria Segura

GLORIA SEGURA, AN ARTIST OF SANTORAL

Gloria was born in Alcoy in 1979, from a very young age she has been curious and adored about the world of the arts. While completing his Artistic and Higher Technical Baccalaureate studies in Illustration and Applied Arts at the School of Art and Higher Design of Alcoy, he also attended the Municipal School of Fine Arts of Alcoy. She graduated in Fine Arts (UMH) in 2005 and continues her training with the Master's Degree in Cultural Studies and Visual Arts (feminist and queer perspectives) MUECA (UMH) in 2022.

His work profile focuses on photography, post-production and creation. He has exhibited pictorial and photographic work in cities such as Montevideo, Barcelona, ​​Valencia, Alicante, Sevilla, Palma de Mallorca and has given many conferences in countries such as Chile, Brazil, Mexico, Uruguay and Spain.

A few years ago, as a student of Fine Arts at the Miguel Hernández University, she had the great creative idea of ​​illustrating a magnificent work with a teaching saint's book dedicated to all the professors at the Faculty at that time. One by one those from Casa Pam dressed us!! (an artistic collective of students) to all the teachers with the clothes that were closest to the model of saint that she considered. That set of works, delicate, subtle, daring and with an extraordinary flavor of nine and in a certain way of provocation, turned out to be a series of great intuitive talent and psychological cogitation. The ultimate result was a magnificent formal and compositional result.

That initiation into the auric analysis of beings led him to possibly develop his great artistic exercise: “The Altarpiece of Saint Georgina”, from the fundamental positioning of the work of art, to advance, to evolve, to take risks, since every self-respecting artist must begin the path of step forward, of expressive modification; but from what place, that of intuition first to then adapt rational analysis and applicable theory. Where did Gloria Segura start this story? from her position as a woman (we spoke more than fifteen years ago; today the demand and struggle of women for equality in all social spheres has increased absolutely and overwhelmingly. Back then the cry or the claim was not so strong, which means a decisive fact to understand the efforts of this artist in her fight for recognition. The altarpiece consists of 13 photographic pieces, one in the center and six on each side, as well as an image of the saint next to them. With this work she aims to "literate the viewer "-as she says-; a function, she explains, that was fulfilled by the Gothic altarpieces, which followed the doctrines of the saints. Gloria Segura, by creating an imaginary saint, seeks to vindicate the active participation of women in the Moors and Christians festivals of Alcoy, dedicated to the patron Saint George, supported by irony, provocation and rebound so that the figure of Saint Georgina is embodied in a man, since it is the man who has always occupied that place. one in the center and six on each side as well as an image of the saint next to them. With this work she aims to "literate the viewer" -as she says-; a function, he explains, that was fulfilled by the Gothic altarpieces, which followed the doctrines of the saints. Gloria Segura, by creating an imaginary saint, seeks to vindicate the active participation of women in the Moors and Christians festivals of Alcoy, dedicated to the patron Saint George, supported by irony, provocation and rebound so that the figure of the saint Georgina is embodied in a man, since it is the man who has always occupied that place. one in the center and six on each side as well as an image of the saint next to them. With this work she aims to "literate the viewer" -as she says-; a function, he explains, that was fulfilled by the Gothic altarpieces, which followed the doctrines of the saints.

Gloria Segura, by creating an imaginary saint, seeks to vindicate the active participation of women in the Moors and Christians festivals of Alcoy, dedicated to the patron Saint George, supported by irony, provocation and rebound so that the figure of the saint Georgina is embodied in a man, since it is the man who has always occupied that place. who followed the doctrines of the saints. Gloria Segura, by creating an imaginary saint, seeks to vindicate the active participation of women in the Moors and Christians festivals of Alcoy, dedicated to the patron Saint George, supported by irony, provocation and rebound so that the figure of the saint Georgina is embodied in a man, since it is the man who has always occupied that place. who followed the doctrines of the saints. Gloria Segura, by creating an imaginary saint, seeks to vindicate the active participation of women in the Moors and Christians festivals of Alcoy, dedicated to the patron Saint George, supported by irony, provocation and rebound so that the figure of the saint Georgina is embodied in a man, since it is the man who has always occupied that place.

Focusing on this work, I summarize, in some way, the transgressive efforts of this Alcoyan artist. Since its origins Gloria Segura has shown herself to be a transgressive artist, she has fully entered into most of the linguistic supports of art, she participated on numerous occasions by showing herself through performance, action, daring, disruptive, challenging body art; and of course in painting, sculpture, design until focusing on photography, but always staying on the stark sides of the contents. A continuous work where the taste for elaboration, cleanliness and depth are registered as a sign of identity and presentation, in addition to that aforementioned side of protest effort and incitement. Without a doubt, a combative and feisty woman who never lacks a smile or bite. A careful artist.

José Manuel Álvarez Enjuto
(In his teaching saints he dressed me as a Pope with a scepter)

CONTACT


E-mail: cremor212@hotmail.com

Teléfono: 646 40 40 46

@glorcremor

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ACADEMICO FECHA
2022 Official University Masters Degree in Cultural Studies and Visual Arts (Feminist Perspective - queer) UMH. Elche.
 
2005 Degree of Fine Arts. UMH
 
2000 Higher Technician in Plastic Arts and Illustration. EASD, Alcoy
 
1989 -1999 Plastic Arts/Drawing section. EMBBAA, Alcoy
 
 
EXHIBITIONES
Montevideo
Sevilla
Barcelona
Madrid
Palma de Mallorca
Cartagena
Alicante
Elche
San Juan de Alcant
Orihuela
Gandía
Altea
Alcoy(Alcoy)
 
 
AWARDS AND GRANTS
2020 Acquisición. Excmo Alcoy City Council
 
2011 Mulier -Mulieris, UA. Alicante
 
"Miradas desde la arquitectura", Juan Gil Albert. Alicante
 
2009 “Puerto de Culturas”. Photography. Cartagena.
 
2007 Ubica Competition. Photography. San Juan de Alicante
 
2005 Talens Scholarship, Painting. Barcelona
 
2003 Arte Carnival Poster, Altea.
 
 
WORK IN COLLECTIONS
EXCEMO ALCOY CITY COUNCIL
GNEAUPP
EXCEMO CARTAGENA CITY COUNCIL
FONDO TALENES BARCELONA
UMH
SANT JORDI ASSOCIATION
PRIVATE COLLECTIONS
Series Gloria Segura