© 2021 María José Rodríguez Escolar
The Frontier, Nador 1996-1997
The paintings made in the two years I lived in the north-east of Morocco were born out of the observation of the difference I perceived between the individual and the collective, between indoors (privacy, home) and outdoors (social life, street, world) revealing themselves not only as different entities but also opposed.
Home: order, quiet, although sometimes prison. Street: disorder, dirt, but also relief and consolation. Home and street, both so necessary and sometimes too contradictory to be able to coexist.