Stripped #2

acrylic painting on plywood
W:120cm x H:80cm x D:2cm (unframed)
Kirsty Rich
Kirsty Rich
B.A. Fine Art (The Michaelis School of Fine Art (UCT)), 2008
About the piece Stripped #2

As the title of the exhibition Stripped suggests, the work is a physical and metaphorical process of stripping, scratching, scraping and removing a layered, constructed and contrived surface. The female subject herself is literally stripped of her clothing, and whilst I physically strip away the numerous layers of paint, I symbolically strip away a history of contrived images, artificial trappings and manufactured meaning that has forged the spurious surface of the female figure.

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