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OPERA IN CONCORSO  Sezione Grafica

Jessyca Berkley | Rape Culture
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Rape Culture
water soluble graphite, watercolour, spray paint, thread, salt, cumin, tumeric, curry, gold leaf, watercolour paper
36x30 cm

Jessyca Berkley

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residenza di lavoro/studio: Northville (UNITEDSTATES)

iscritto/a dal 18 apr 2014

Under 35

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Descrizione Opera / Biografia

In this artwork I chose to depict the rape culture in India. In December 2009 there was a serious gang rape in Dehli and there was mass outrage in the community. In my first support artwork, a graphics firm by the name of Taproot released a series of public service announcements about domestic abuse and rape culture. I was struck by the violence and the beauty in the images. They show the outside damage to a woman when she is subjected to such attacks. In the second art work I chose, he designer chose to depict a story about men abusing women and trying to always get underneath their clothing instead of treating them like persons. They choose to see women as inferior and as objects to use and abuse. India has outcry and unity on these cases of rape and how the culture would depict the women at fault instead of blaming the men who use physical and sexual violence. I feel strongly that this injustice should be stopped. I chose to use the vagina, the strongest indicator of being female, to show the overly grotesque and uninhibited desires of rape culture. I destroyed the paper and caked on the spices so that people would understand that salting the wounds and spicing up the danger isn’t glorious. Its tragic and ugly. I layered my art work with water soluble graphite, then watercolour, then spices, then spray paint, then thread and then acrylic paint and salt so show that there are layers to crimes and none of them are pretty unless they are not acted upon.