Barbara Felix - Artist

The presented works are from a series entitled, Bailando con Mi Misma (Dancing with My Self).

These self-portraits incorporate the my face with the bodies of male and female dancers to explore relationships, gender, race, sexuality, attraction and seduction. At times the lines between dance and intimacy become blurred, engaging both the artist and viewer as participants in these visceral scenes. My imagery merges the expressive power of body language with the fleeting heightened emotions found in charged relationships. I am both object and subject as I use these images to understand people by living vicariously in the scenes that I chose to reinvent.

This work was the impetus for the hugely successful installation entitled, The Proximity of Being, recently presented at Luminaria San Antonio in the Fall of 2016.