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Ouka Lele

October 25, 2010

The artist Barbara Allende, better known as Ouka Leele, evokes the legend of  “Santa Bárbara Bendita” with a montage in the Sala Gallera in Valencia.

From working with a group of her students of the Madrid University, artist planned an intallation that  rotates in her own name (Bárbara), inspired by a test taken from the Golden Legate of the Voragine of Santiago.

A ray of seven meters, three satained glass photos retouched by the  hand by Ouka Leele on her self-portrait as Santa Bárbara, a pool of 7.20 meters of diameter , are some of the valuable pieces that uses the artist to evoke the legend of Santa Bárbara, who is also the patron of the meteorologists and miners and the pyrotechnics.

The exhibition joins other elements that accompany our popular culture

Ouka Leele se reinventa en La Gallera con una muestra "mística" en la que se autorretrata como Santa Bárbara

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Anna Seguer permalink
    October 27, 2010 7:54 pm

    Hi Trini,
    I’ve clicked on the blog and the first thing I’ve seen has been your comment about Ouka Leele. I don’t know anything about this artist and I think it will be a good ocasion for learning about her and her pictures. See you in class. anna

  2. Trini Sayas permalink
    October 27, 2010 9:30 pm

    Hi Anna,
    Ouka Leele is an artist who belonged to “La Movida” beside other artists like Mariscal, Alaska, Almodovar..etc.Fist of all, to take the pictures, what she does is prepare the very elaborated scene, then ralize them in black and white and at least paint and colour them by hand.
    The Santa Barbara show is realized with her self-portraits.
    I suggest you to visit it.

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