Bethany spent a year researching the sexualised gaze within the context of online dating apps. Choosing Tinder as her primary study and focusing on heterosexual relationship matches through a female lens (her own), Bethany created a series of large scale paintings that explored sexual body language and the art of posing. By placing photos of male faces atop robust, overtly morphed female figures, this series of paintings acts to intimidate as well as tease the viewer. Playing with humour as well as questioning how an image changes depending on it's context - on a phone screen vs on a canvas.
This series of paintings was created for Bethany's Degree Show at City and Guilds London School of Art.
From Left - Jerry Lucas and Jack
Oil on Canvas, laser transfer

Lucas, 9 miles away, 1.3 x 1.5 m

Jerry, 2 miles away, 1.3 x 1.3 m

Will, 5 miles away, 2.5 m x 1.3 m

Barry, 17 miles away, 1.8 x 1.5 m

Jack, 13 miles away, 2.5 x 1.5 metres

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