Andrea Sotelo explores the figure of the feminine divinity, which is usually identified with strong dualities such as life/death, creation/destruction, darkness/light and, in particular they are responsible for the creation of humanity. Sotelo is interested in the parallels that exist between the representations of female deities in different cultures (Indian, Chinese, Judeo-Christian…) with a main focus on icons from Mesoamerica.
Her paintings capture the cyclical and repetitive values present in many female deities across cultures and their repeated association with clear iconography. Throughout history you can find several icons that converge in values and symbols in numerous myths, such as, for example, the snake, which is present in several of her pieces. By identifying and reinterpreting myths from the past that survive today, we realize how they are a fundamental part of the collective imagination of what is considered feminine.