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Drop Dead Gorgeous is the fourth in a series of solo exhibitions by emerging contemporary artists at Schwartz gallery, and Drawbridge’s first solo show in London.
Drawbridge’s large digital prints of cropped female faces are at once alluring and unsettling. In this new work she has enlarged small sections of imagery from popular crime drama, transforming them into works of art, which navigate a space between intimidation and seduction.
These are powerful images where passive gestures exert a dominating presence. They are erotic but also alarming. Working on many levels to pull the viewer into a relationship, yet simultaneously push them away. They become vast human landscapes demanding engagement, yet the eyes are detached and uncommunicative. As the viewer approaches the printed surface disperses and moves away from the figurative to a more minimal intangible form.
Despite the contemporary context these works suggest classical references, such as Bernini’s sculptural epic ‘Ecstasy of St Teresa’ as well as exploring questions of fantasy and fetishism in relation to visual representation.
Drawbridge was born in London in 1970, and studied BA Fine Art at Falmouth School of Art (2001), and MA Digital Arts at Camberwell College of Arts, with distinction (2007).
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