Sadie Tomlinson

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Virtual Gothic 5


Oil on board

 

67 cm x 94.5 cm

 

Virtual Gothic 3

 

Oil on board

 

60 cm x 70 cm 

My current work is based on undermining the conventions of portraiture and objectification. I collect found images and use software to generate chance distortions. The images I use are of antique dolls and ceramics, depicting an historical idealisation of both the female form and it’s domestic setting. Some residue of this flavour is kept and returned to us in an unexpected and uncanny way. In moving away from the actuality of a photographed object towards the unreal, the distortions produced may be androgynous, monstrous or comic. I employ illusionistic techniques to depict objects/beings that do not exist, accentuating the inaccessibility of the real.

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Virtual Gothic 4


Oil on Board


35.5 cm x 46 cm