About this artwork

Unique distressed archival pigment prints with acrylic paint, acrylic medium, encaustic, and gold leaf
68 inches x 132 inches
2017
In 1992, when I was 18 years old I was living in London, UK. While there I saw the exhibition ‘Fiereze of Life’ at the National Gallery which was the work of Edvard Munch. I connected very strongly with his impression of women as having three different aspects to themselves; the pure, the seductress, and the evil. He represented them in the manner of painting the same woman in three different outfits, white, red, and black in a single painting. Ever since then, everywhere I go when I look at a woman I wonder if she is a prude, slut, or bitch. When in reality people are not that simple to classify because she is all of them at different points in her life.

I am striving to create images that express the individual nature of these three different aspects of a woman’s personality while using the line to express their interconnectedness and their overlap. I am trying to stop a moment and engage in the complexity of the organized chaos that is within all of us. In doing so, I hope to understand those people in my life and myself a little better.

Slut, Bitch, Prude

Print
Unique distressed archival pigment prints with acrylic paint, acrylic medium, encaustic, and gold leaf
335 x 173 x 10 cm
€10,000
Ships in a cardboard box from Czech Republic. Credit card, bank transfer and PayPal accepted.

About this artwork

Unique distressed archival pigment prints with acrylic paint, acrylic medium, encaustic, and gold leaf
68 inches x 132 inches
2017
In 1992, when I was 18 years old I was living in London, UK. While there I saw the exhibition ‘Fiereze of Life’ at the National Gallery which was the work of Edvard Munch. I connected very strongly with his impression of women as having three different aspects to themselves; the pure, the seductress, and the evil. He represented them in the manner of painting the same woman in three different outfits, white, red, and black in a single painting. Ever since then, everywhere I go when I look at a woman I wonder if she is a prude, slut, or bitch. When in reality people are not that simple to classify because she is all of them at different points in her life.

I am striving to create images that express the individual nature of these three different aspects of a woman’s personality while using the line to express their interconnectedness and their overlap. I am trying to stop a moment and engage in the complexity of the organized chaos that is within all of us. In doing so, I hope to understand those people in my life and myself a little better.

Slut, Bitch, Prude

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