Sarah Lucas- Artist Research

 

I began to look into the works of Sarah Lucas an artist who’s focal point is gender in regard to the female form. The pieces are formed and displayed with feminism as a main feature that runs throughout. The works of Sarah Lucas are conceptual and often have an element of humour that aid the sexual intimacy each work exudes.

The tight pieces are intimate, they display sprawled limbs of female bodies. The form of the sculptures are beautiful in their own right and the nature of the material “nylon tights” add an element of eroticism and intimacy. They are abstract yet also subvert again the structured nature of the physical form.

The material tights are not only related to femininity but they have a disposable element to them. The material nylon is thin and fragile and is prone to breakage. This factor enables them to be a material appropriate to display “skin” in my own work. The mouldability and elasticity of them will allow this material to be an appropriate starting point and is something I shall be using in my own work.

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