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Christina West

Artist Statement Submitted 2015

Insistently figurative and tightly rendered, I make objects and installations that result from merging notions of the private with the public and overlaying the serious with the playful. These figures, with their strange scale, unnatural colors, and bodies frozen mid-gesture offer a space to play with assumptions and projections we place on other people and their bodies. This work begins with questions about the relationship of the exterior to the interior, the limits of what we can know about other people given that we never have direct access to their interiority, and how our physical encounters with spaces and with representations of bodies can affect perceptions of our own bodies.

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