Bolivian photographer based in London
The often colourful themes in Marisol Mendez’s photography have in common the artist’s fascination with immediacy and storytelling. From a fleeting encounter with a stranger on the underground to the intricacies of a love affair, she is interested in the relationship between her and the subjects she documents.
Marisol believes that good storytelling transcends medium and format and is not concerned with image hierarchies. As a result, her pieces combine lo-fi procedures with sophisticated photographic techniques. Her whimsical compositions are fresh, comical, and full of narrative intrigue. Drawing inspiration from the likes of Nan Goldin, Tracey Emin, Chris Kraus, and Lars von Trier, her work is emotionally-driven and explores intimacy, youth culture, and self-expression.