Stela Vesa's pictorial universe is distilled here to its essence: the flattened double profiles - our alter egos, or shadows of the past, and the many mouths - her code for our multiple lexicons: the ones we use in our outside life, and the one we use in our internal dialogue.
Stela Vesa has a unique style, a post-cubist direction that she has been exploring for the past 40 years. She is exploring here themes close to her heart - populating her pictorial universe with the symbols she carries through her body of work: the human face, with its flattened double profiles, that follow us like shadows wherever we go, the double mouth, which is her code for our separate lexicons: the one we use in our outside, professional life, the one we use with our loved ones, and the one we use in our internal dialogue. Many other symbols wait to be discovered as the viewer is swept into her deceptively sweet vivid palette. While everybody can cycle through these various facets of their personality, Stela explores the women's many impersonations the most, as women must be presenting so many sides of themselves carefully, in turn constructing a new face, hiding it, or displaying it again as the society changes the rules of the game around them.