2018 - Ongoing
London, England, United Kingdom
By looking at certain classical paintings in art history, I try to reflect on these representations of the female body and the staging of erotic desire to make my own portrayal of desired body. My desire, dreams and love for the desired body are illustrated in a photographic form, using animals and fantastic settings to imply the unconscious dimension of these scenes. In the resulting photographs, I take the more dominant and powerful role in the scene, regardless of its sex. By taking an active rather than passive role in my work, instead of simply reversing the gender roles, I try to intervene within existing representations of erotic desire to question the dichotomy of active men and passive women that has been broadly embedded in art history.