76 x 102 cm | 28 x 37 in
Original painting in oil and acrylic on canvas.
"I wanted to explore the expectations put upon women in order for them to be considered glamorous. The background of this painting is neon orange, although I have adjusted the colour values to give the closest visual representation possible - as neon colours do not show up absolutely precisely in photographs."
Rachael Eden has a keen sense of materiality which she uses to her advantage to produce bold, multidimensional works of art. Utopian scenes and science fiction influences are prominent subjects. Lavish brush strokes and vibrant use of colour play together to create striking, sanguine dispositions. The juxtaposing of everyday imagery and extra-terrestrial promote the unusual and arresting impact of Eden’s artistic endeavour. The possibilities available in these surrealist images are incredibly gripping. The work provokes a sense of narrative whilst continuing to mystify.