Angelica Bartlett

Mixed Media 

Instagram: @angelicas.stuff

My art practice is informed by my observations of social and cultural attitudes and resulting behaviour towards the female body.  My sculptural works examine ideas around gender, sex, and censorship; how such concepts manifest both publicly and privately. In particular, the controversy surrounding the oversexualisation of genitalia.My practice aims to manipulate sexual readings of art, questioning whether work can be considered pornographic without the presence of any sexually explicit content. By using my body to create life-size patterns from which my textiles pieces are constructed, I draw attention to the intimate interaction with myself as a medium as opposed to a sexualised object. This re-appraisal of my relationship to the art object characterises  my desire to re-establish the body as separate from the concept of sex, in the pursuit of a liberated attitude toward sex in public spheres.