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NEENA PERCY.

MA Painting, Royal College of Art, London. Chelsea College Alumni. Multi-media artist

What is your work about currently? I intend to express my experiences and observations as a woman today. “Ultimately, seeing alters the thing that is seen and transforms the seer”. Art historian James Elkin’s statement encapsulates my current artistic drive; to examine how visual culture and history alter our personal perception of our inner and outer ‘self’ or selves. The idealised versions of women presented at different times is a reflection upon societal projections of how women should look and behave. I wish to tap into these portraits and distort or present them anew through my own gaze. I look at current and past representations of femininity in contemporary culture and art history; drawing upon them, negating the obvious and allowing openness for interpretation. Through re-presenting and distorting elements of our current reality, paintings can create images that are at once removed from the every-day yet subtly allude to it. Representing stereotypes in artworks but with an absurd twist can be a way to highlight the absurdity that we in fact experience on a day-to-day basis.

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Feminisms: Arts of a Woman  

How does creative practice and education value the narratives of the nuances of feminisms? ‘Much contemporary debate has posed the question...

Feminisms: Arts of a Woman  

How does creative practice and education value the narratives of the nuances of feminisms? ‘Much contemporary debate has posed the question...

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