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James Ruse Agricultural High School
HSC year: 2011, ARTEXPRESS year: 2012
Expressive form: Painting
My artwork explores humanity’s inherently indulgent nature. The thick, oozing sauces, jellies and jams represent gluttony and guilty pleasures. By using a photorealist painting style I have been able to study and capture the colour, texture and reflective properties of viscous liquids and sweet foods. Inspired by Audrey Flack and Janet Fish, I have enhanced these images with extra droplets and glistening surfaces to tempt and mesmerise the audience. Consumption brings a sense of freedom and content, yet I invite the audience to consider the effects of over-indulgence slowly seeping in and disrupting our health, bodies and desires.
Influencing artists: Audrey Flack, Janet Fish, Chuck Close, Luigi Benedicenti, Chen Fei
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