Maddy Wood

Artist Statement

My practice follows a personal narrative through the shared experiences of body image and identity.  I hold up a mirror to myself, and back at the society that influences the way we see ourselves through the technologies of social media.  Universal themes are explored through the sense of self and others; a scrutiny reflected in the subjects I choose to portray as window to the inner being. 

I use simple lines and bold colours in drawing, painting and printmaking adopting a figurative approach that often becomes more abstracted, distant and dream-like.  My practice has extended through experimental stitch into painted and drawn pieces as I investigate the idea of imperfection and the prevalence of cosmetic surgery viewed through the lens of social media, altered self-perception and the filters of body enhancement.

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