Lot 192 - Lidia de Pedro - Reward for a Virtuous Fool

Lot 192 - Lidia de Pedro - Reward for a Virtuous Fool

Pencil, Acrylic and Watercolour on Paper
A6 (10x15cm) original artwork
2020
Bidding starts at £50

ARTIST INFO
BIOLIDIA DE PEDRO has a Bachelor’s Degree in Audiovisual Communication and is a visual artist, operating independently since 2008.She has created a wide collection of works with different techniques and styles. Her thoughful art is ripe with symbolism and iconoclastic imagery, tackling complex sociological topics with a dose of humour and sarcasm. Her unique blend of classicism and modernism has been described as vivid, warm and empathetic, yet also dark and hallucinatory. Having produced a large body of work over the last decade, she has regularly exhibited throughout the UK, including various sold-out solo shows and shared exhibits alongside internationally renowned artists.She also has worked on numerous commissions ranging from personalised paintings to interactive installations.POSTCARD'Reward for a Virtuous Soul'. Portrait of Mistress Severa. Pencil, acrylics, watercolors, glass paint and varnish on paper.The portrait is a detail of a bigger piece with the same title. 'Reward for a Virtuous Soul' is the story of Mistress Severa's last chapter from domination to power, where she reincarnates into Inanna.It is one of the pieces made for the project 'Seven Realms. A Draft for Renewal', a project inspired by Anne O Nomis and the theory developed in her book ‘The History & Arts of the Dominatrix’; which is considered to be the first illustrated treatise on the Dominatrix throughout history and their practices as arts.This project explores concepts such as sexuality, power, hierarchy and gender relations through the archetype of the Dominatrix and aims to contribute to the (re-)generation and construction of more inclusive and diverse cultural narratives in relation to ‘The Feminine’.The work proposes a dialogue in which the feminine is synonymous with sexual authority, thus opening space to reflect upon some of the concepts presented by BDSM culture as alternatives for the exploration of human relationships.