CONDUCTS-A SERIES ABOUT APES Instagram:@margotsimi

This series is based on the expressive and psychological study about human behaviours regarding feelings and habits in front of a trouble or subject matter of our own, individual or collective.

Based on apes’ expressiveness, the author brings us closer to our own physical expression so that we realise how human beings and their ancestors are alike.


The artist chose to make this analysis from shapes of apes for different reasons:

-The apes’ expressiveness offers unlimited ways to resolve concepts related to persons.

-Anthropologically there is a close connection between apes and human beings. For that reason the artist considers that our actions and theirs are similar, with the difference that we are conscious of and responsible for our actions. This entails a double proposal: when we do something which is apparent in a gesture or expression, are we deep down like them or are we beyond them?

The author has worked on the images with the utmost respect being grateful for the possibilities of content they offer. If we identify ourselves with one of the images and observe our own attitude we can always think that the paintings depict apes, so we have to look at them from the distance of a work of art and not from an offence.

Moreover, the artist pays a tribute to apes by means of raising the question of how we respond to our ancestors as rational people we are.


The exhibition is made up of three pictorial sections:

1-The Works.Basically, the representation of faces and hands assures that the particular evocative idea arrives to the spectator directly. The attitudes, captured through the artist’ s look, not only are the result of several detailed observations, but also all the experience collected: during 20 years she has taught drawing, painting, mosaics, etc. to a great deal of people who have given life to many expressions impossible to ignore because of their unique character and at the same time common in humanity.

-Psychological part: investigation and understanding of human psychology successfully progressed last century.

The exhibition shows the instant when a physical expression such as a glance or gesture expresses this hidden inner part of human being that controls our attitudes.

1-Expressiveness: Plane or volume, the colour stripes and their forms helps us understand each specific idea, which is expressed through an accurate chromatic separation.

2-There are some works that contain both images and text. This is deliberate because of the works’ special features, so the writings underline and delight those specific values. One example of this is We fill the emptiness with words but we are the real emptiness.

3-Little canvas.The one hundred little canvases made up of images and poems are an anthological compilation of the author’s thought about human life. She tried to join expressiveness with literature to stress and empower the general meaning of the works.

This series which is composed by more than 250 works and 100 little canvas with poems and writings, belongs to a study that began in 2004 and it is not finished yet due to human expression is unlimited.It is expected to express many of the ideas we may live directly, specially those conducts that could be considered main or majority.

Hold my hand

We are

May I look?

Child in himself

Protection is a mask

Happy child

Child with parents

Protection to death

Does the union gives strength or weakness?

The observation

Gorilla's face

Can you hear me?

The thinker-II

Everybody is for you

Protection smothers

Exercice I








You and me


The Mother

The cry


I don't understand

The Masters


Don't look at it



The thinker-I

The coronation




The strongest...

The game


The flowers

First, to eat!

The wait

The house

Be scared so that I'll laugh!

Shared sadness



Child with a ball

Stained-glass mother

Love and friendship

The composer

What will we eat?

Useless dialogue

Mothers and children

I'll serve you

We fill emptiness with words but emptiness is us

Shared conducts

Restless peace

Hidden thought

Hands crossed

The pleasures: to eat or to be eaten


I don't want to look at it




Oh, no!

Taking the essence

I can't believe it!

Love and death

Oh, mother! We're going through hell!

The humour of waiting

Kiss my ass!



I'll weather the storm

Life to wind

Mother Nature

Start to walk

We turn into this!

Sharing reflections

Mother stone

Face and hands

I am angry!

Strong people are done by weak people

The attention

The companion

The secret





The taunt

I want to reach


To smack one's lips

The mask


The mad

The rest

The widow

I fair hear to you

The king staging



Not two

The egocentric

Do you want to come with me?


Current hunter

I've got a child

Between the lines

Happy in its habitat

Time to sleep

Love, love

Keep on thinking about it

La Chapelle

The crossing of the discussions

Hands on the head


Playing in the jungle

The idea

She and he

Butterflies hunter


Phone conversation

The eye


Touching the beard

The lawyer

One above the other