Subtly horrifying paintings by artist Sarah Slappey. Depicting worlds of lushly contorted appendages, any lightness or delicacy is consistently filtered through a much darker sense of humour. As Slappey describes her own work:
“Paradoxes within both the natural and human world are my main concern: softness is counterbalanced with aggression, comfort with vulnerability, banal with the uncanny, and masculine with feminine. I often reduce the figure down to only hands, feet, and limbs; it is unclear if they are attached to anyone at all. Beings within my work both caress and torment one another, and the paintings border on a razor-thin edge between sweet and sinister.”
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