Hein Koh critiques societal scrutiny with a satirical twist in anthropomorphic sculpture, Reclining Carrot.
Sporting thigh-scraping boots and matching gloves, the carrot’s nonchalant demeanour is completed by a slim cigarette held between plump, rouged lips. Behind a glamorous facade, the sculpture’s overt sexualisation calls out the unrealistic expectations faced by women in everyday life. In tandem with these serious concerns, Koh revels in the distinctive sense of humour which guides the absurd narratives found throughout her plant-based practice.
“I want the work to speak to all the pressures that women are under: to be perfect, to be attractive, to be good moms. I want people to look at my work and think ‘Oh, I’ve been there before.’”
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