Artist: Dulce Soledad Ibarra
Media: Existing Objects
Gallery: Gatov West Gallery
About the Artist:
Dulce is currently a BFA sculpting major here at CSULB. She is original from Chino, California and moved to Long Beach for school. Dulce is planning to apply for grad school this upcoming year. Her inspiration is her late aunt, and she wishes to exude the theme of owning, possession, immigration, and trauma.
Dulce’s art was different from the art I have seen in the galleries because her were just manipulation of existing objects. She has arranged dolls, pianos, sewing machine, etc. in certain arrangements which adds to the aesthetic value. She loves creating her like so because it is open for interpretation.
When Dulce got into art, she actually started with paint and entered as a painting major. She got bored, however, and delved into sculptures. She gravitates towards 3D objects because she likes to manipulate them to her liking. When I asked about her art, she told me her art is open for interpretation.
When I first walked in, I was a little startled because of the dolls. I soon, however, became desensitised and appreciated the art more. I think it is really amazing that her art is open for interpretation. I never met an artist who uses existing objects as art, so overall I was very impressed.