Feb 2022
With works variously titled Resilience, Self-Love and Awakening, Gual’s painting is centred around emotional experiences that are inherently female and yet resonate universally with the viewer. Born in Spain and based in London, with time spent living in Africa and India, her work engages with the myriad realities of being a woman worldwide – as both reflected in her subjects and her own artistic identity. Applying her uniform signature style to different portraits, Gual’s work equalises the experiences of these women, inviting the viewer to be embraced by the emotional realities expressed in her painting. This new series also sees Gual introduce multiple figures into individual works, who together become representative of a single emotional dynamic.