Limited Edition Print – Beatrice Boyle, Crack, 2014
Beatrice Boyle is a figurative painter known for her captivating large-scale works that delve into manipulated portraiture. Having studied Fine Art and Painting at Camberwell College of Art and Central St. Martins, she has honed her artistic skills through a variety of mediums. The artist’s ability to manipulate portraiture into her unique figurative style creates a visual experience that is both intriguing and thought-provoking. Currently based in London, Boyle's artistry has garnered attention across the globe. Her works have graced prestigious exhibition spaces, including White Columns in New York, KoMASK in Antwerp, and The Arcade Project in London.
"Crack" is an artwork exploring feminine representation through a single physical element symbolizing the whole body. The gender of the model is ambiguous, but the sexualized undertone persists, touching on the significance of the female body, its commodification, and its impact on the artwork's subject. The technique involves removing and compressing substance and form, resulting in an etching that retains the essential lines representing the subject. This thought-provoking piece challenges viewers to reflect on societal constructs and the portrayal of the female body in art.
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