Gallery 5 - The Male Gaze Series  CLICK ON AN IMAGE TO ENTER  GALLERY 

 

The 'Male Gaze Series' explores degrees of explicitness and addresses the roles played out by the media and the (mainly male) protagonist in the objectification of woman. Exploring the idea that on first impression, regardless of a woman's dress, some heterosexual men focus on particular assets such as breasts and buttocks and, as a result, subconsciously the woman as a whole becomes irrelevant. I attempt to emulate periphery vision by focusing on those assets whilst allowing the rest of her body to blend into the background. Many women experience the phenomenon of x-ray vision, (being visually undressed) at some point in their lives, the life sized works attempt to get the viewer to recognize this inherent behaviour which is compounded by the media's use of the female form.

     

     Carlamaria Jackson

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