Rhodes Gallery..>Jess Cochrane’s work questions the relationship between society, consumerism and pop culture. Her focus is on feminine beauty, illustrated through the application of paint over photographic images. Cochrane reflects upon insecurity and perfectionism in the modern age. Connecting the history of art, design and advertising, she plays on the idea of pop culture and its roots that are planted in both displaying and disguising parts of ourselves.
“ALTHOUGH I DON’T EXCLUSIVELY PAINT WOMEN, IT’S FAIR TO SAY THAT A LOT OF MY WORK TAPS INTO FEMININE ENERGY. IT’S POWERFUL. I HAVE ALWAYS WORKED WITH WHAT I KNOW; DRAWING FROM MY EXPERIENCE AS A WOMAN AND THE CONNECTIONS I HAVE WITH MY SUBJECTS. THE WORK IS A REFLECTION OF THAT”.
4me4you.. to just appreciate the thought and creative process of doing this to photos is great. You feel a connection that draws you in. This was beautifully done.