Pikes Exhibits FREE WOMEN by Diana Gomez

Posted on August 19, 2017

Words: Olivia Ebeling

In a world where global political leaders walk around suggesting to grab women ‘by the p***y’, voices that champion female empowerment are needed more than ever. With that in mind, celebrity photographer Diana Gomez’ upcoming exhibition at Pikes Ibiza is not only an exciting cultural addition to the White Isle’s growing art scene, but also offers a very timely topic for reflection.

Following the launch party on August 24th, the exhibition is set to run from August 25th until September 30th, with the London-based lenser’s striking A-List portraits displayed in the charismatic and quirky grounds of the iconic Pikes Hotel, a destination with a rich celebrity history itself. FREE WOMEN is a feminist-driven and autobiographical show consisting of life-size portraits and outdoor installations inspired by Diana’s charismatic, colourful and passionate world. Taking over the grounds, swimming pool and terrace of the Pikes Hotel, FREE WOMEN is an ode to freedom of expression, to be comfortable in your own skin.

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Featuring Diana’s famous clients, which include the likes of Jade Jagger, Courtney Love, Chelsea Tyler, Caroline Vreeland, Rihanna, Portia Freeman, Yasmin Mills, Selena Gomez, Pips Taylor, Laura Pradelska, Sshh, Sarah Duque, Taylor Swift, Rosario Dawson, Zara Martin, Shingai Shoniwa, Caroline Flack, Ana Matronic, Jamie Winstone and Gizzie Erskine amongst others, the showcases celebrates femininity in all its many different forms. Each of her subject is an excellent example of how women full of confidence, strength in the face of adversity, passion and a strong sense of identity and self worth. Limited edition copies of some of the key portraits will also be available to buy, with 20% of each sale to be donated to Teenage Cancer Trust, who provide world-class cancer care and support in specialist units, hospitals and in homes across the UK.

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Originally from Venezuela, Diana grew up surrounded by vibrant colours and nature in a big developing city. Influenced by great filmmakers and her love for humanity, people, nature, music and narratives, her beautifully lit and colourful images capture a sense of optimism, power and beauty that portrays her sitters in a confident and engaging way. “I am so excited to be collaborating with Diana on this amazing exhibition at Pikes. Ibiza has a community of strong creative women and ‘Free Women’ represents this perfectly. Pikes is way more than just a hotel, it’s become a cultural hub and is the perfect setting to exhibit Diana’s work.” FREE WOMEN will run alongside a series of events hosted at Pikes Hotel including Primal Scream’s live gig on August 29th, celebrity hairstylist Lyndell Mansfield’s pop-up hair salon, and Diana Gomez’ live photo shoot on August 27th.

Further Information
w: www.pikesibiza.com/event/free-women

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