A critique of the artificial by Ingrid V. Wells

My gestural approach to painting contemplates the notion of guilty pleasure as it enters into the discourse of painting. By emphasizing the artificial display of happiness with an over-the-top dripping spectacle of paint, the work critiques the type of images that viewers have become so attached. This inquiry into the power dynamics of grotesque performer and entertained audience questions the ethics of fascination. ~Ingrid V. Wells855651 The painting, Everything’s Coming Up Roses consists of pink on pink on pink. Every corner of the piece has a pink, smiling, happy, plastic object. The painting will even turn the viewer’s skin pink in a gallery setting, reflecting light altered by the painting. Together this collection of work aims to provide a place of subtle reflection and ultimately to dismantle the patriarchy in the sweetest way possible. ingridvwells_6

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