Rhiannon Rebecca Salisbury, Iron Maiden (2021)

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Rhiannon Rebecca Salisbury,
Iron Maiden, 2021,
Acrylic on khadi rag cotton paper 260 gms,

About Rhiannon Rebecca Salibsury

Rhiannon's work investigates the glossy representation of women, in order to expose an absurd dystopian reality of the capitalist dream.
Her process begins from selecting through an archive of advertisement imagery sourced through high-end beauty campaigns online and magazines. The resulting paintings show the disturbance caused by the social pressures born of the mass media machine. The images morph into a synthetic chaotic mush which seeks to simultaneously allure and repel the viewer. In decontextualizing the original image through the subjective lens of painting, Salisbury engages with an otherwise unobtainable dialogue of beauty.

Inspired by serious literary and philosophical works such as The Society of the Spectacle by Guy Debord, and The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Rhiannon decontextualises and distorts the vernacular image in such a way to render it eerily familiar, yet entirely alien.

Bidding ended: 6:00pm, 4 April 20226:00pm, Monday 4 April 2022Europe/London


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