Rhiannon Sian Davies Glamorgan, United Kingdom
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My work aims to investigate the similarities between fashion and painting and analyse how they both promise a deferred happiness. My painting process begins with searching through fashion photographs of the 1960s and 70s. I use glamorous images to explore how I personally use nostalgia to chase the unattainable, whilst exploring deeper theories of gender identity within art and popular culture

My work aims to investigate the similarities between fashion and painting and analyse how they both promise a deferred happiness.

My painting process begins with searching through fashion photographs of the 1960s and 70s.

I paint quickly in order to record my own fluid sense of nostalgia for that specific time, thus creating an intimate relationship between content and surface.

My work focuses on the gaze from my own female perspective. Through the process of painting I feel I am trying to possess something from the past, a nostalgia that attempts to bring the subjects in the photographs which could be viewed as dead back to life.

I use glamorous images to explore how I personally chase the unattainable, whilst exploring deeper theories of gender identity within art and popular culture.

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