Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: Feminist Art Base: Nicky Hoberman

Butterfly Kisses

Butterfly Kisses

Nicky Hoberman. Butterfly Kisses, 2003.

Description:
My girls have large, out-sized faces, forcing the viewer to engage with their knowing expressions. They inhabit a world where all is dissociated; no matter how closely they are physically to each other, there is never any emotional connection. Their gaze is stronger inwardly than outwardly; asking for attention whilst avoiding interaction. The composite, larger images intentionally shifted perspectives and postures to reinforce this sense of total dislocation. I used smooth, self-disguising blurred brush marks or pastel on tracing paper to mimic the snap-shots from which I worked and to create a coolness to belie the emotional intensity of the work.

Medium:
Painting

Tags:
childhood, innocence, painting

Images
Monster Munch 2Butterfly KissesTwist10 Parts Man (biceps, disguises, grimaces, jumps)10 Parts Man (animals, too sexy for my shirt)Project Man: Yes, I Do Love MyselfProject Man: Getaway Guys

Location
London, London
UK

Contact
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