LAU Mei Tung Anabelle
LAU Mei Tung, Anabelle works on painting, sculpture, and illustration. Instead of bringing messages, her artwork is rather spontaneous and improvisatory to present her train of thought at the moment.
To look for inspiration, she spends a great deal of time observing the features and facial expressions of women who appear in mainstream media. Her artwork primarily portrays characters with cynical yet frivolous characteristics. The characters selected and the playful style in her work also reflects her attitude towards life and the world. Noticing the separation between fine art and commercial pop culture in her school years, she is motivated to create pop art in a fine art manner in her quest of challenging the status quo.
Olympia (https://zh.stripchat.com, 2020)
奧林比亞 (https://zh.stripchat.com, 2020)
Oil on canvas
49.7 × 42 cm
A woman from a self-shot amateur pornography scene on Sripchat.com is portrayed. I captured this woman due to her resemblance to Edouard Manet’s Olympia (1863). Lying in bed in their bare skin, the two portrayed women share a similar posture, promiscuous identity, and degree of nudity. I found the striking contrast between their bodily autonomy intriguing: the model from Olympia was passively depicted, involuntarily objectified, and publicly castigated for such obscenity, whereas the other woman spontaneously filmed herself as a sexual object for netizens' appreciation.