Moosey Islington is delighted to announce a solo exhibition by Elena Redmond, opening October fifth in London. Via a multi-layered oil portray observe, Elena Redmond makes use of self-portraiture to discover themes of privateness, need, vulnerability, and energy. Redmond’s themes are scrutinised by the artist’s investigation of notorious popular culture moments and vitality within the Web Age. With this method, she examines her afflictions and affection in direction of rising up on-line, questioning predominantly the place the physique stops and the web begins. After graduating from the Rhode Island College of Design in 2021, Redmond relocated to Brooklyn, New York the place she at present resides.
Boobie Lure takes a deep dive into the realms of on-line existence and invitations viewers to discover the enigmatic world of avatars, personas, and the complicated interaction between autonomy and objectification in our digital age. The physique of labor emerges as a car to discover the multi-faceted sensory experiences of navigating a saturated digital panorama. Via a dynamic mix of conventional self-portraiture methods, Redmond crafts avatars that blur the boundaries between human company and on-line mimicry. These avatars, without delay mirroring peculiar behaviours and difficult societal norms, invite viewers to query their very own notion of self inside the digital realm.
The exhibition delves into the fascinating psyche of the net voyeur, the place girls typically understand themselves in a third-person perspective, akin to adopting personas. Redmond masterfully captures the spirit of those dichotomies, portraying each the consolation in witnessing feminine empowerment and the relentless ferocity that persistently ignores societal expectations.
Central to Boobie Lure is the theme of objectification and autonomy. Via a hanging amalgamation of toys, dolls, and digital simulations, Redmond critiques the distinction between the physique’s behavioural humanity and its psychological vacancy. Her meticulously created avatars, typically missing particular person company, maintain a mirror to the viewers’ understanding of energy dynamics in our digitised lives.
As properly, the exhibition provides a nostalgic journey into Redmond’s previous digital incarnations, invoking usernames and avatars from totally different eras of on-line existence. This reflective side pays homage to the ever-evolving nature of on-line personas, whereas sparking a dialog in regards to the fluidity of identification within the digital age.
Redmond attracts inspiration from a large spectrum of influences for the creation of Boobie Lure, starting from artwork historical past classics like Ingres’ Odalisque in Grisaille to modern cultural touchstones such because the movie “Ex Machina” and Legacy Russel’s “Glitch Feminism.” By seamlessly mixing visible and textual artwork, Redmond invitations viewers to problem their perceptions, query their avatars, and ponder the uncharted terrain the place digital and private identities converge.