30 x 42 cm | 11 x 16 in
Original mixed media painting in watercolour, charcoal and paper collage on paper, presented in a simple white frame.
"This piece combines cathartic painting processes with media cut outs. The delicate pastel watercolours are juxtaposed with selected pieces of text from articles about sexual crimes against women. Initially the eye of the viewer is drawn in by feminine tones and overlapping bodily shapes before revealing a more challenging undertones. The making processes serves as a means to reflect upon these stories, whilst commenting upon body politics and femininity."
Jade Sturrock is a Glasgow based artist specialising in painting and printmaking. Her current work revolves around the cultural construction of the female body and identity. By creating bold, multi – layered works she questions the kinds of idealistic images of women seen in advertising, whilst favouring the body’s sensual and biological elements. Through a use of abstraction, the figures seem to morph into one another and the boundaries between internal and external are blurred. Rather than seeing the body as a singular, restrictive means by which to define beauty, Jade treats it as an ever developing entity and suggests that there can be beauty found in imperfection. Her use of vibrant and emotive colour brings the body into a more positive realm of depiction and makes parallels with the natural, organic world.