THE DEAD VENUS

Graphite and digital
2016

Exhibit piece for Light Grey Art Lab's NEVER ODD OR EVEN show.

Seen on LANDSCAPE format--she becomes the reclining Venus, erotic and beautiful. As a PORTRAIT, she is butchered, dead and mutilated. This illustrates that disturbing paradox of seeing beauty with the gore, a romanticization of body horror that still attracts our silently morbid selves even today. We never see the morbid reality till we see it from a different perspective.
 

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