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Viewing Angela Santana 

For Zurich-born Angela Santana, combining digital painting with oil painting allows her to transform the female body from object to subject: ‘At the core of this technique is my search to represent the human body in a new way, free from bias or objectification.’

Through 14 large-scale oil canvases, currently on display at Saatchi Yates in London, Santana explores the historical implications of the male gaze and fantasy, while asking us to reconsider the power of the female painter and her subjects. Inspired by the likes of Cecily Brown, Dana Schutz and Georgia O’Keeffe, Santana draws on the mass of illicit images online and reframes them to create empowering images of the female form.

Her process is complex: she uses found images to create layered digital compositions which are then reimagined on large-scale canvases in oil. The resulting works are destined to be powerful rather than pleasing. ‘The idea was to erase the memory of the past and create a new celebrated image from it,’ she has said. This is a provocative show that is well worth investigating further.

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The Wick - Catinca Malaimare, Gamma and Omega hold hands, 2023, performance documentation, Zabludowicz Collection. Photo Tim Bowditch 7
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Viewing Catinca Malaimare: Gamma and Omega hold hands

The Wick - Serge Attukwei Clottey: Crossroads, Simon Lee Gallery, London, Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates
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Viewing Serge Attukwei Clottey: Crossroads

The Wick - Installation view of Mike Nelson, Triple Bluff Canyon (the woodshed), 2004. Various materials. M25, 2023. Found tyres. Photo: Matt Greenwood. Courtesy the artist and the Hayward Gallery.
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The Wick - My Reality is Different, 2022 (detail);
Animation chamber, 9-channel installation, sound: 25.15 mins
© Nalini Malani; Photo: Luke Walker
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Viewing Nalini Malani: My Reality is Different

The Wick - ‘Collect’, the annual international fair produced by the Crafts Council at Somerset House in London, showcasing contemporary craft and design from 40 galleries and works from over 400 artists. Picture date: Wednesday March 1, 2023. PA Photo. The 19th edition of ‘Collect’ features textile, jewellery, furniture, ceramics, metalwork, fibre art, and glass made in the last five years. The fair runs from March 3 – 5, alongside online presentations of all participating galleries in partnership with online art marketplace, Artsy until March 12. Photo credit should read: David Parry/PA Wire.
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Viewing Collect art fair