Gina Duque is a visual artist and graduate from Western University in London, Ontario. Originally from Cali, Colombia, she immigrated to Canada with her mother at the age of 11. Gina resides in Guelph, Ontario where she works from her home based studio.
My work strives to manifest a sense of ethereality and mystery while being grounded in the familiar and scientific. Inspired by a personal experience with cancer, the ‘Body’ and ‘Micro’ series explore the body from the inside out as it relates to disease, restoration and renewal.
A fascination with the purposeful design of the ‘unseen’ natural world is also reflected in my work through the use of micrographs as reference material, organic forms, textures and patterns. I am interested in exploring various aspects of biological life and creation from both a scientific and a theological perspective.
Captivated by other types of microscopic life, this perspective has materialized and expanded to include the exploration of plants and seed structures also, exemplary in showcasing beauty, complexity and the awe-inspiring process that is growth expressed at various stages.