Doll's Head Illumni

Doll's Head Illumni

Chantelle McIntyre

Most of my work is developed on a personal level and my ideas are influenced by personal situations. I enjoy taking subjects that are deeply personal to me and veiling them inside my work, turning them into mysteries to be discovered. Franz Kafka’s ‘Metamorphosis’ has been a huge influence on me and has directed me towards identity and appearance. I drew on this inspiration when first finding my own style and way and his influence continues to drive me. My images are usually built upon the idea of metamorphosis and morphing from one thing to another. I make art about change, the idea of childhood and adulthood and the transition of growing up, I have conveyed this by using dolls and merging faces expressively. There are also hidden messages of wearing masks, shame and embarrassment, self-loathing, obsessions with vanity and preconceptions of what it is to be female. I have continued to show my ideas through portraiture and figurative compositions as I feel this way I am able to express emotion more visually.

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John Byrne Award