I am a recently graduated BA Fine art student, this blog is intended to detail the ideas and construction of my studio practice. My work is about exploring the notion of taboo, censorship and obscenity. I recently started using digital manipulation, but primarily work in painting and drawing. My work often uses transgressive themes which contain nudity.If you are under 18 or feel you may be offended by this, please leave the site now. Thank you.
Monday, 6 May 2013
Nudity censored from major historically important works of art. Work in progress.
Was reading about the riots in Bangladesh in which mobs smashed up their city in the hope of using fear and intimidation to push for a blasphemy law to be imposed. Which led me to think about the idea of censorship of speech and creativity, which is nearly always deeply sexist in nature. Most totalitarian systems have a huge issue with women having freedom of speech, freedom and to determine what they do with their bodies.