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A cultural, commercial, and physical obsession with fat is the theme of Tijuana-based artist Tania Candiani’s work. She explores our compulsion to sculpt the human body in her paintings, sculpture, and video project. In her machine-sewn canvases she presents gorging and purging as perverse means of shaping the body. Candiani examines these painful issues by exploiting a traditionally female form of expression. Sketching with stitches she drafts generic portraits of the loathing and desire that define many women’s need to eat. Although inspired by incessant late-night ads on Mexican television, Candiani’s work engages cross-cultural issues.