H196 W69 D87 cm
Jesmonite, polyurethane, steel
Burnt Orange, Lipstick Red, Not Fairy Pink,
Bora Bora Blue, Purple Plum, Deep Ocean.
Colour deceives; it manipulates the mind and our perception of reality.
Colour is powerful. Colour is dangerous
Often perceived as kitsch, primitive, feminine, subordinate and superficial.
As a group, these monochromatic portraits harmonise to communicate a spectrum of the self, but individually they perform, acting out the characters; an illusional altered state with the intension of manipulating perception. they become a deceptive self, exploiting a tension between aggressive and passive visual triggers, individually they become masks, protecting the inner self with powerful coat of colour.
Colour is fake, mesmerising and confusing.
Colour disrupts purity and truth. Colour is for playing with and I want to play.
Monochromatic Masks aim to communicate a relationship between reality and performance - nature verses nurture. This is me, but who should I be today?
The work not only aims to present a colourful personality but also aims to parallel itself with the superficiality of popular culture, materialism and pressures to conform in a consumer driven society.