"I grew up in a neighborhood where the values of the people were mainly based on a sexist structure. It was also a violent atmosphere where the strongest children stood out. In that environment, it was preferable to keep quiet any artistic or creative inquisitiveness, or risk being judged or banished."
"I am, of course, not entirely sure of what is going on in these images because, were I too certain, I would have no need to attempt them. But the dissatisfaction, or 'frustration,' as you call it, is very much a necessary ingredient. Maybe even the only ingredient."
Former tattoo artist Lola Gil isn't always pleased with what she sees when she looks around her. Often, in fact, life can be a real "nightmare." But that's where art comes in. Through her fantastical paintings, Gil is able to create not only a refuge for herself but also a safe haven for her fans.