Final June, Saatchi Yates in London offered the gorgeous exhibition of Swiss-born, New York Primarily based artist Angela Santana. The exhibition brings collectively Angela’s physique of labor starting from 2015-2022, seen collectively for the very first time! An empowering reinterpretation of the male gaze, Angela Santana turns her consideration to the web and embraces it as her modern-day muse.
With a apply rooted within the rejection of the classical, and conservative, Santana disrupts conventional approaches to portray by deconstructing digital media into a whole bunch of layers and reimagining them by means of her large-scale oil canvases. Working with the mass of illicit photos on-line, the artist observes the traditionally male oriented consumerism and depiction of feminine our bodies, radically reorienting these age-old tropes although her personal lens. Santana’s approach reimagines how we would current, witness, and digest the feminine nude, from a feminine lens current throughout the realm of the digital age.
On her approach, and uncooked subject material, Santana states: “By shifting the item to grow to be the brand new topic, I spotlight how, all through historical past, photos of girls had been typically passive and pleasing”. Santana creates this very shift in her new exhibition by bringing us into an area of protected feminine erotic illustration, that vastly contrasts passivity, and meekness. Her figures refuse to be contained, reasonably they take up house of their unabashed stature, flux, shade and vary.
Author Whitney Mallet, notes on Angela ‘s daring subject material: “Beguiling of their opacity, there’s an attract to the eerie sense of calm and a provocation made by their defiant refusal to be consumed as supposed. However greater than something, these artworks operate as a reclamation of female eroticism for an period of system error”.
ABOUT SAATCHI YATES
Saatchi Yates is a industrial gallery based by Phoebe Saatchi Yates and Arthur Yates which opened in London’s Mayfair in October 2020. Positioned on Cork Avenue, the religious residence of the fashionable and modern artwork market in London, with over 10,000sqft of exhibition house unfold throughout two flooring. Saatchi Yates represents and showcases rising artists, staging largescale exhibitions on the bottom flooring gallery house, with the decrease flooring devoted to shows of blue-chip modern artwork drawn from main non-public collections. Phoebe Saatchi Yates and Arthur Yates spent three years getting ready for the gallery launch throughout which period they constructed an in depth community of collector and supplier relation- ships. Working alongside Charles Saatchi as an advisor, they’ve developed a gallery mannequin to take the industrial artwork world in an thrilling new course.