Hillary vs Ivanka, 2016
Mixed media on papier-mâché (two masks), colour print, frame
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The collaged newspaper imagery on the paper masks relates to events that took place in the 2016 US presidential election. This spectacle had an unusual amount of strong female characters at its forefront - namely Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama, Melania Trump and Ivanka Trump. The “battles” between these women seemed much more sophisticated than Donald Trump’s desperate name-calling. As a response “Nasty Woman” t-shirts were worn by women with the understanding that “nasty” now meant intelligent, confident, attractive and experienced.
I completed my Fine Arts studies in Hanover, Germany, at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts. I studied with Ulrich Eller and graduated with the Meisterschüler title in 2001. Since then I have been exhibiting my work internationally. I live and work in Portsmouth, Hampshire.
I use a wide variety of media for my sculptures and installations. In addition, I employ sound, film and photography in my works. A recurring approach for many of my projects is the modification of existing objects and the experimentation with the materials involved. The narratives for the individual works come from observations of my immediate environment and current news items.