Week Four


Context of work:

what is the context? Context is the circumstances that form the setting for an event, statement, or idea, in terms in which it can be fully understood. In terms of context around work, it would be what’s happening around the artwork at the time.

Theoretical Context

  • Building a theory of painting through your practise and experience
  • Allows theory to inform your work (before, during and after work).
  • Theory and practise go hand in hand

Theories that I feel intertwine with my own artworks and belief system include: Queer Theory, Feminist criticism and Lesbian/Gay criticism. By applying feminist critique to my work, I am able to withdraw abstract shapes that can be deemed to reflect the feminine form and female anatomy. Through feminist and queer contexts, it allows my work to be understood through the persepctive of a queer and female artist. These critisms and current social issues surrounding women, trans women and non-binaries, are significant threads that feed into the fluidity of my artwork. Queer theory and Lesbain/Gay criticism when applied to my work, uses the curves to reflect the fluidity in gender, and how the line between feminine and masculine is becoming more ambiguous.


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