2020 Finalists

Margot STEWART

Artist statement: The second flesh is an alternative approach to imaging the female body, providing a means to avoid the commodifying gaze. Consisting of grotesque, fleshy, almost ‘internal’ imagery made externally, the work intends to flip traditional viewing strategies – focusing on the internal instead of the culturally expected external appearance of the body. Seeking to both sexually allure and illicit complete repulsion, The second flesh allows an unexpected view of the body that cannot be commodified or sexualised, dissolving hierarchies of looking. The second flesh is an ongoing Honours year project, supervised by Ray Cook at RMIT University.

www.margotstewartphotography.com.au

Nostril  2022
from the series The second flesh
pigment ink-jet print
115.0 x 86.0 cm
courtesy of the artist

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