Arts degree show2017

Florence Leak

As an anecdote to the male-dominated painting genre, the installation redefines the exhibition space conveying that I, a female artist, can be as expressive as my male counterparts.

The hard-edge imagery creates an immersive hallucinatory experience for the audience through monochromatic paintings on furniture, illustrating optical illusions derived from the Op Art movement. The home has been of great inspiration; the familiar domestic objects that we see every day, but do not look at or examine. In light of the conflicts of gender implicit in the domestic sphere, I have chosen to depict a dining room, a family-orientated space where the male and female coincide.