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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 - Federico Zandomeneghi, Study of a Woman from Behind, 1890-97. Pastel on cardboard, 48 x 38 cm. Galleria D'Arte Moderna, Milan. Photo: © Comune di Milano
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Viewing Impressionists on Paper: Degas to Toulouse-Lautrec

The Wick - Wedgwood Caryatid, 2023
glaze on porcelain
233.7 x 78.7 x 53.3 cm, 92 x 31 x 21 in
© Francesca DiMattio, 2023
Photo: Karen Pearson
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Viewing Francesca DiMattio: Wedgwood

The Wick - Scott Monks, Rankin Live, 2023 ©Rankin
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Viewing RankinLive at 47 Carnaby Street

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Viewing Daisy Collingridge, Splanchnic

The Wick - Christian Marclay
Vertical Cuts (White Door)
Altered wooden door
194.6 x 27.5 x 13.5 cm | 76 5/8 x 10 13/16 x 5 5/16 in.
© Christian Marclay. Photo © White Cube (Theo Christelis)
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Viewing Christian Marclay: Doors

Visual Arts
The Wick - Cog X
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Doing Cog X 2023

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