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16. Camila Gonzalez Corea

Consume Your Venus

Estimate: £700 - £1,100

The Auction Collective x DegreeArt - Lot 16, Camila Gonzalez Corea, Consume Your Venus

Signed on the reverse
Gloss C-type print on paper
150 x 84.3 cm.
Created in 2017
This work is number 9 from an edition of 10.

A portrait of Kim Kardashian made entirely from emojis. This work was inspired by Paper magazine's photoshoot of the celebrity that 'broke the internet'. 

Camila Gonzalez Corea's artistic practice involves recreating photographs with a montage of emojis. This approach begun in a protest series titled The Nipple Act where the artist turned images of breasts into emoji collages to circumvent Instagram's censorship of the female nipple.

The intention was to protest against what the artist saw as the "sexist terms of use, which allows male nipples to be published on the platform, but bans the posting of female nipples". 

In Consume Your Venus, the artist now reflects on the commodification, consumption of online personas and content in a rapid social media driven world. 

A graduate of Central Saint Martins with a Masters in Fine Arts, Camila Gonzalez Corea utilises her background in cinematography and photography to visually represent feminist topics that illicit exposure and provoke meaningful discussion of these ideas.

The Auction Collective x DegreeArt - Lot 16, Camila Gonzalez Corea, Consume Your Venus

08 Aug Aug 08

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