Friday, July 23, 2010

Jaclyn Santos

Santos uses her artwork to make strong statements about the identities and portrayal of women in modern times. I really relate to her because she often uses herself as the model, displaying herself as various female stereotypes such as the sexy housewife, wild sans underwear celebrity on a night out, the beautiful woman alone at the bar, as well as placing herself into masculine settings such as a men's bathroom, standing or sitting in a urinal. The women in these paintings, many of them very attractive, still seem awkward. It as if they don't belong any where. Santos places these figures alone in their environment to emphasize their isolation from society, something that is becoming more common in America's modern culture. 

Read Jaclyn's interview with about her experience with reality tv show Work of Art;

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