"I loosely based the pose of the two figures on Manet’s painting Olympia, intrigued by the power projected by the figures’ gaze and body language. Playing with the idea of a woman’s space, utilizing stereotypes of female interaction ‘zones’ and satirizing it by physically placing the reclining figure within a bath. I used the colour cadmium red to stimulate a somewhat sinister tone and specific heightened colours to create celluloid dreams in a similar vein to artist film directors like Wim Wenders and David Lynch.
The two models are both artists who have inspired my practice, so this painting is a dedication to their humour, talent and influence."
- Keziah Greenwood, University of Brighton
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