Naked Truths series

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Artist Statement

The Naked Truths series is titled after the life class and art therapy for womxn of colour. The use of stretching plastic over stretchers and painting on highly primed smooth surfaces is fundamental to the work in that the viewer can see through the bodies; the surface becomes more than skin, they are flesh, real and alive, bare and on display.

The work, altogether, is a celebration of womxn’s bodies, the joy in occupying feminine identities and being in relation with one another. My practice explores the queer black female gaze in painting, relating to the history of men painting womxn naked. My work is concerned with addressing the invisibility of womxn of colour in the history of art and combating the fetishization of our bodies.

I have been investigating how my identity impacts on the way in which I depict my subjects, and how my paintings can rearticulate the language and history of life drawing through a queer black feminist desiring lens, and in doing so, depict what the male gaze cannot see.


Miranda Forrester
Oil & gloss on PVC over wooden stretcher
153 x 120 cm
£725 each

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