In aesthetics, the uncanny valley is a hypothesized relationship between the degree of an object's resemblance to a human being and the emotional response to such an object. The concept of the uncanny valley suggests humanoid objects which appear almost, but not exactly, like real human beings elicit uncanny, or strangely familiar, feelings of eeriness and revulsion in observers. [ Wikipedia ]
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Based on the principles of the uncanny valley theory, this series of large-scale dotwork portraits aims to aims to subvert iconic paintings from history into contemporary ‘glitched’ versions, in an attempt to explore modern preoccupations.
2017 - Ongoing
1170 x 780
monalisa.jpg is a ‘glitch’ of Da Vinci's iconic masterpiece. However this version depicts the subject's hair flowing free from the bounds of cloth, staring decisively rather than mysteriously, granted autonomy rather than being reduced to an object. This piece seeks to explore the turbulent dichotomy between the male-as-creator and female-as-subject, with specific regard to the objectification of women by traditional masters and contemporary society alike.
1170 x 78
Work in progress
This work in progress responds to Edvard Munch's 'The Scream', through the depiction of a woman screaming in the midst of orgasm, as a means of subverting the concept of the 'scream' and placing the focus on sexual liberation and the censorship of female sexuality.