Femininity (?)

The project “Femininity (?)” revolves around the concept of femininity and the ideological conflict built upon it.

"You deserve what you dream"
120x100 cm.
Mixed media on canvas.
2017.
"Women that flow"
100x200 cm.
Mixed media on canvas.
2017.
"Could boundaries fade away?"
80x100 cm.
Mixed media on canvas.
2017.
"Please Unlock"
110x150 cm.
Mixed media on canvas.
2017.
"Balance within limit"
120x85 cm.
Soft pastel on paper.
2017.
"Balance within limit"
120x85 cm.
Soft pastel on paper.
2017.
60x45 cm.
Mixed media on paper.
2017.
60x45 cm.
Mixed media on paper.
2017.
60x45 cm.
Mixed media on paper.
2017.
60x45 cm.
Mixed media on paper.
2017.
120x90 cm.
Mixed media on paper.
2017.
60x45 cm.
Mixed media on paper.
2017.
60x45 cm.
Mixed media on paper.
2016.
60x45 cm.
Mixed media on paper.
2016.
60x45 cm.
Mixed media on paper.
2016.
60x45 cm.
Mixed media on paper.
2016.
60x45 cm.
Mixed media on paper.
2016.
45x60 cm.
Mixed media on paper.
2016.
40x40 cm.
Watercolor and ink on paper.
2017.
40x40 cm.
Watercolor and ink on paper.
2017.
40x40 cm.
Watercolor and ink on paper.
2017.
40x40 cm.
Watercolor and ink on paper.
2017.
40x40 cm.
Watercolor and ink on paper.
2017.
40x40 cm.
Watercolor and ink on paper.
2017.
40x40 cm.
Watercolor and ink on paper.
2017.

Concept

Gender stereotypes imply social constructs that confront masculinity with femininity, establishing boundaries that might limit the person's development. Within these boundaries, everyone is explicitly or implicitly invited to fit the "norm", otherwise people tend to be socially outcasted.

How do we overcome the contradiction between the ideas of “womanhood” and “personhood”? Are gender stereotypes harmless or do they limit our identity development? What does being a woman means? Is there a concrete definition of femininity?

Judith Butler:
“Identity categories are never merely descriptive, but always normative, and as such, exclusionary.”
“Feminists should understand ‘woman’ as open-ended and as a term in process, a becoming, a constructing that cannot rightfully be said to originate or end… it is open to intervention and resignification.”