Loughborough University Arts Degree Show 2018

This series encapsulates the beauty behind the untold anxieties of the modern millennial woman. Abject elements of ourselves which are seen to defy the conventions of traditional femininity are instead celebrated and nurtured, encouraging us to question whether true beauty is found within facades on social media, or whether it, in fact, remains in the eye of the beholder.
Romanticising one’s perception of these portraits through the use of warm, surreal colours allows for a dream-like aesthetic whilst paying homage to the concept of a rose-tinted lens perspective. This opposes the somewhat dark subject matter which resonates beneath the aesthetics: concerning women’s anxieties and self-doubt which is prompted by the looming presence of social media. The subjects appear vulnerable and exposed, and yet the boldness of scale, media, execution and colour defies this weakness – stressing that it’s not only normal to feel inadequate, but that there is strength in vulnerability.

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