Megan J. Archer (1988, NZL) is a painter, illustrator and collage artist. Based in Berlin for four years now, her solo show will focus on a body of works produced during this period.
Much of Archer’s paintings and collages are concerned with the representation of flesh, corporeality, which sometimes incorporate the use of digital editing programs. The artist talks about her practice as :
« [...] I take my inspiration from a kitsch, quaint era of formal portraits, demure nudes and picture books filled with lurid and sometimes downright creepy photographs of everything from kittens, to terrifying seafood platters to make-up tutorials. I then like to present my re-appropriation of this subject matter in a way that places it unmistakably in the present by introducing a decidedly contemporary pictorial element. I try to imbue my work with a slight sense of irony, an awareness of how finely it walks the line between actual kitsch and fine art.
In my current body of work I am focusing on ways to combine my previously quite separate practices of collage and painting as well as incorporating the use of digital editing programs [...]. Although the finished product is created solely through traditional oil painting techniques, the end result shows evidence of every step of the process, the original collage, the digital manipulation, and the final unifying physicality of the painted surface. »
The exhibition runs until the 30th of July. We are looking forward to seeing you there! If you want to discover more works of Megan J. Archer, she will also be part of a group pop up show on 4th of August 2017.