This month’s feature artists are Tilly Dagnall and Roberta Orlando.

Tilly Dagnall

Dagnall is not simply a painter. With one glance her voice is heard. The expressionist style bleeding down the canvas screams concerns of feminist ideologies. Her approach in technique is used to develop the many themes being worked on. Dagnall’s work is concise and inciting and I am certain she is as much an asset as she is a challenge to her own contemporaries.

Roberta Orlando

Orlando’s use of the double entendre creates provocative imagery in her performance works. Through visually pinpointing she evokes a discourse between artist and viewer. Her works openly debate issues concerning equality and using an aesthetical lure she sharply states her true agenda.


      

I am an artist working in Painting and sculpture. Themes explored in my work include pop culture, Gender performance and desire. 

I paint as a means of exploring and interrogating the imagery surrounding us. Using found imagery that makes a statement about our times. The work focuses on themes of gender, desire, mass media and excess, juxtaposed with everyday personal experience. I am particularly interested in representations of women, from pop or 'low' culture advertisements to 'high' art nudes. Our society is saturated with images of idealised beauty, turning women into both consumer and consumed. Making paintings from found imagery; adverts, newspapers and the internet changes the context within which they are viewed, placing them in a space for contemplation, linking together strands of underlying ideologies transmitted by imagery that engulfs us.

 

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Half Drag

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