Friday, 18 October 2013

Painting appropriation, shitty background



The Big Draw at Oxford House

I helped organise the Big Draw event which was part of 'The Knowledge Festival', 12th October 2013. I may have drawn a little bit too... And yes, I did make all the animals

Studio work, fashion advertising appropriation

I should really start taking in a proper camera rather than always using my iPhone.
Hopefully starting my self-portraits next week

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Group Exhibition at Oh! Gallery

These are from my iPhone, hence poor quality
Exhibition is open 2nd-16th October, Oxford House, Bethnal Green. Go have a look.

This is what the paragraph says...

'Fundamentally a figurative painter, Anna Garrett's work draws imagery from the mass-media. Primarily images from advertising and fashion magazines, her work engages with contemporary popular culture, desire and the concept of the ‘American dream’. Through examining and appropriating fashion photography into her gestural paintings, Garrett questions society's perception of beauty within her work and notions of glamour. Her work also addresses the 'constructed image'. As a painter, the artist has full control over the outcome of the final image: a metaphor for the superficiality of the fashion and media image. Despite the often fallacious photographs having an original ‘real’ source, they are not ‘reality’. Aware of her own consumer desires, she also pulls on notions of vanity.'

Saturday, 5 October 2013

Sinéad O'Connor's open letter to Miley Cyrus

The argument I have been thinking about... Sexual empowerment vs. sexual vulnerability

(in media imagery)
And she wasn't calling recording artists prostitutes, she was using prostitute as a verb.

From 'Concerning Tonight's Late Late Show Interview'...

'The industry and it’s associates dictate the artistry. The songs are about nothing.. The looks are all distractions. The big visual displays at shows.. The fakeness.'