Lot 175 - Scarlett Pochett - Silken Beauty II
Latex on silk photography printed on 280 matte card on paper
Signed on Verso
This auction is raising proceeds for The Hepatitis C Trust
Curated by Art on a Postcard
Scarlett Pochet is a multidisciplinary artist based in London, who is currently in her final year at the Slade School of Fine Art. Her practice embraces and is stimulated by an exploration and experimentation of materials; materials which can be embodied, manipulated or sewn into vessels, inhabited or worn as wearable sculpture.
Her practice is concerned with ideas around ‘the monstrous feminine’, hybridity, dichotomies of human ‘perfection’/distortion, decay/ preservation, natural/synthetic and protection/vulnerability, with regards to the female body. She often explores such themes through a 17th and 18th century still life lens.
Foundation Diploma at Kingston School of Art
Currently in final year at The Slade School of Fine Art
Scarlett has displayed work in several group shows including a recent group show, Crawl Space at The Crypt Gallery in Euston. She exhibited in the group show, Interim, alongside fellow artists at the Slade. She recently organised, curated and was a part of the group show under the title, Papillon alongside her curatorial partner, Moriah Ogunbiyi. She has plans to set up more exhibitions in the future.
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
Silken Beauty II was created through exploring 17th century Vanitas or Momento Mori still life painting. The hollow skull-like details of the object are contrasted by the glistening folds of the silk it rests on. Scarlett created the work from producing a latex cast taken from a wooden ornament she found. She considers this process like an animal shedding its old, decaying skin or shell to inhabit and embrace a new one.
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