Holly Richardson

BA (Hons) Fine Art | Class of 2020

My practice explores the human form, views we hold on the body and the role it plays in our identity. I intend to portray sociological issues of vanity produced by social media and its projection of ideal body image, reflecting my own experiences of body dysmorphia and anorexia.

My processes and aesthetic translate such issues; my photography
dissects the body producing fragmented compositions and my application of paint manifests layers akin to the body. My mixed-media approach painting on mirrors and glass enables me to manifest a variety of views and contexts we view the body by.

Influenced by Cubism, my fragmented composition allows analysis and layering, portraying all angles of the body. Egon Schiele’s stylization encourages my manipulation of the body with a more expressive palette. I reference Jenny Saville’s work within my oil washes, free brushstrokes and impasto; conveying mine and the worlds ambivalent views of the body.