I’m currently working on a series of small book based photo collages derived from various mythical figures. I’m experimenting with
By TAUBA AUERBACH exhibited at Bergan Kunsthall, Norway
Frida Kahlo, you are getting me through this gender essay. thankyou.
Last year I created a series of ink blotches as part of an exercise responding to an object, in this case an eye. The brief was to take any aspect of the eye that interested you and create an artwork/ object in response to it. I chose the colour of the human eye. I love every unrepeating and completely unique pattern of everyones eyes and in someway wanted to use a medium that was clearly only representational, and not specifically adherant to the shape or structure. I chose ink on parchment as my medium and set about creating these small yet beautifully and un-repetative ink palettes. In the end there were approimately 50 small pieces of parchement all blotted on and gridded out on the wall. This project remains one of my most favourite that I have ever carried out. I have since done quite a few more ink illustrations just using colours and simple shapes, exploring the way that
This afternoon I started thinking about stories and where stories await to be told. I thought about my habit of collecting clothes from different era’s and decided to tell some stories through creating characters and placing them in situations that I may find them. So here are 3 different characters from three different era’s – they aren’t fully fleshed out yet and I think this could be a very interesting body of work, let me know what you think and what I should tweak. This is Bonny from the 1920’s. She escapes into worlds contained in the musty pages of novels from her fathers library. She imagines that she can fly, is brave, fearless and her favourite novel is Peter Pan. This is Audrey in the 1930’s. She works as a waitress in her uncle’s Cafe, “The Rouge Espresso Bar” and wants to be a singer and actress in films. This is Heidi, from the 1960’s. Her parents kitchen has