I've begun a series of paintings exploring contemporary icons in fashion and style.... and something more. What is it that we respond to in images of Marilyn, Audrey, Bridget and Frida? And why do Marilyn and Audrey still resonate with us so acutely, maybe more so, in our digital age?
There's lots to share with you from my research, including a look at pop art vs style & fashion icons. The series came from a conversation I had at my last opening with Whitewall gallery's David. We talked about fashion brands in art and contemporary art's interest in film and fashion icons. You can read more about the opening here.
I'll write more about my thinking about the series in a few paintings time (when the ideas have, hopefully, solidified into something in words as well as images!). But in the meantime, you can follow my process and see the latest paintings on instagram.
And here are a few fun, quick reads for you from my research...