When We Dance radiates a combination of powerful and sensual emotions through its bold and expressive figures.
Entrenched in a long art historical discourse dictated by 'the male gaze', Ottelien Hucklin's practice aims to reveal the nude in an autonomous, empowered and sensual way by reinterpreting old master drawings with her personal observations and intuition.
A graduate from the Edinburgh College of Arts, the artist utilises drawing as a personal and authentic form of expression in the immediacy of an encounter or in the fragility of a memory.
Using bold coloured pigments and drawing directly onto canvas, the artist aims to reject the ideas of classical draughtsmanship and question the hierarchy of painting.
Ottelien Huckin is also including the original study for this work When We Dance (Study).