Kiss My FAT Ass digital and screen print by Australian contemporary artist Cleo Gardiner, 75 x 56 cm
Cleo's art is conceptually broad, looking at issues of class, race, gender identity, queer, femme and "fat - as an act of civil disobedience". She is currently investigating "Icons" and how they impact and influence others to transgress margins in preparation for a new series. Of particular interest to Cleo is how these Icons instill hope in sub cultures or communities, fostering dreams and inviting the marginalised to expand beyond their own and others expectations.
Her images are beautiful, direct, sometimes dark and usually resistant to the prescriptive or hegemonic representations of woman, identity and the body.
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