Jessie Makinson paints carnivalesque visions of otherworldly pleasure, subverting tropes of ‘devious’ womanhood.
Stay here while I get a curse, our debut collaboration, presents a surreal reimagining of a Tudor bedroom. Power and sensuality flow between the collection of characters, rendered in a dream-like dusky palette in various states of undress – “I am interested in clothes having no relation to modesty or function.”
The 26-colour screenprint results from Makinson’s close collaboration with a team of artisan printers in London, realised at a large scale with intricate details and highlights to preserve the complexity of her original work.
International Women's Day
Stay here while I get a curse is the first in a series of 6 editions drawn together by Avant Arte Chief Curator Gemma Rolls-Bentley to coincide with International Women's Day. Read the journal.
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