09/06/2022 - 31/08/2022

New Work - Painting

Angela Santana

Mon-Sat: 1-6pm; Sun: 12-6pm

Saatchi Yates is delighted to present a powerful exhibition by Zurich-born artist Angela Santana, bringing together over 14 paintings in an exploration and rejection of the male fantasy.

An empowering reinterpretation of the male gaze, the new exhibition sees Santana turn her attention to the Internet and embrace it as her modern-day muse to transform the female body from object to subject. With a practice rooted in the rejection of the classical, conservative, and male-dominated industry, Santana radically disrupts traditional approaches to painting by deconstructing hundreds of layers of digital artwork and reimagining them through her large-scale oil canvases.

Capturing the strong contrast of the sharp digital process and rigid brushstroke that combines with the organic shapes of the female body, the artist’s work is meant to be powerful rather than pleasing. Breaking tradition to question the status quo, the exhibition reimagines how we might present, witness, and digest female bodies within visual arts.


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