Painter based in Panama City, Panama
Momo Magallon (1997, Panama) explores the mundane and everyday objects, paying close attention to standardization and the differences within objects. Color, texture, and mark-making play an essential role in her artistic process, deviating from a faithful depiction and thus creating her reality.
In 2019, she graduated from Florida State University with a BFA in Studio Art focusing on painting, she also works in performance, video, and sculpture. Her work has been exhibited both individually and collectively in Panama and the United States. She has been awarded the Susan and Mark Messersmith Art Scholarship, College Leadership Council Six Research and Creative Grant, and most recently “Fondo de apoyo a la produccion artistica” from the Contemporary Art Museum of Panama. In 2020, she became a part of the feminist collective Panama Fem Art Coalition (PFAC) as the youngest member of the group.
2021 A 2 METROS DE DISTANCIA
My work investigates mundane narratives, my experience as a young woman, belongingness, space, and place connecting viewer and the material. My gestural technique transcends traditional painting canons focusing on paint as an object. Through observation, I create unexpected relationships between colors, form, and textures where painting and drawing intersect. My body serves as vehicle that pushes these orthodox boundaries and further describes the physicality and plasticity of paint. Nature permeates and informs my bold colors making reference to the day to day objects that form portraits of a cosmopolitan tropical upbringing.
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Panamá
Panamá City, Panamá
2020 PANDE[MI]A Y [DE]CONTSTRUCCION