It's a case of opposites attract in this collection of drawings and mixed media work by Mónica Jiménez. Exploring the complex world of relationships and identity, Jiménez delivers a quirky introspective view of our interaction with each other and our sense of self.
Toying with binaries, Jiménez's 'I Am You and You Are Me' is analytical, humourous, and above all, character-driven. She uses everyday scenarios and mundane tasks to illustrate the relationships we form with the people around us. From sitting opposite a complete stranger to greeting a friend, one thing ties her characters together: they lack the constrains of time and space, living in the moment, presenting their relationships in the rawest form.
'I Am You and You Are Me' links some of the weightiest themes in the art world, such as comedy, tragedy, identity and social interaction, with an almost surreal, whimsical quality, particular to Jiménez's style. Influenced by some of the greatest minds in social theorists in the modern age—Roland Bathes, to name just one—Jiménez also brings uninhibited depth and critical awareness to the table.