In a hyperconnected world, with the internet internalized as a basic necessity in our daily lives, we have created our homes as refuges from reality. These homes serve as alternative spaces for resistance to the unstoppable present and its speed, acting as shelters connected to the exterior where screens are our true windows to the outside.

From there, we have become familiar with “virtual relationships.” These relationships are easy to access and exit, appearing practical, hygienic, and user-friendly compared to the “real thing,” which is heavy, slow, inert, and complicated. Virtual interactions provide a false sense of intimacy, offering reassurance and the illusion of connection, but ultimately isolating us from real-life connections. They embody the instantaneous and disposable nature of our society.

In this context, it is becoming increasingly difficult to differentiate between the lives we develop outside the internet (offline) and within it (online). We are learning to live between the bodies we inhabit outside the network and the images that represent us in the digital environment. We are becoming objects inserted into the World Wide Web and social networks, and we have begun to identify other users by their images, which establish new and powerful relationships with our bodies and our affections.

In Postmodern Love, I present a series of artworks composed of oil paintings, videos and an instalation based on people whose understanding of the world is constructed through the lens of digital interactions rather than direct personal experiences.

The Kiss 2.0
Oil on canvas, diptych, 180 x 180 cm