Spotlight On: Michelle Mildenhall

Posted in In the Studio by Rise Art on 06th May 2015

tHE UK'S ONE AND ONLY LATEX ARTIST

UK ARTIST MICHELLE MILDENHALL CAPTIVATES WITH HER DISTINCTIVE STYLE - CREATING PROVOCATIVE ART THAT COMBINES STYLISED IMAGERY WITH HER PASSION FOR LATEX.

 

Dame Claire

Michelle Mildenhall

Using layered sheets of latex as her medium, Michelle Mildenhall creates bold portraits of iconic women archetypes – with just a bit of a subversive twist.  

 

Sullen

Michelle Mildenhall

These compelling and provocative works playfully explore taboo themes of sexuality, fetishism, and subversion.  Michelle’s choice of latex as her medium draws references to such topics, whilst also channeling the historical tradition of portraiture.  

 

Kumi

Michelle Mildenhall

Citing Aubrey Beardsley and Man Ray as fundamental influences in her work, the ironic and subversive lineage of portraiture with-a-twist is clearly evident.  In discussing Beardsley’s work, Michelle describes his compositions as “often daringly abstract and very striking – and his use of erotic and macabre imagery is sublime to this day.”

 

Aubrey Beardsley (L) and Man Ray (R)

images courtesy of the V&A and National Portrait Gallery

Our Rise Art Insiders love the minimal compositions married with bold colours and the seductive sheen of latex – you can’t help but reaching out to touch that surface. 

 

Gaze

Michelle Mildenhall

We are enthralled with Michelle's compositions - and all aflutter to feature them on Rise Art.

Click HERE to explore these captivating works!

 

QE1, Perfect Prefect, Pleading

Michelle Mildenhall