Oonagh Quinn

I am an 22 year old artist who recently graduated from the University of Brighton with a 2:1 in Fine Art Painting. My practice focuses on depicting a more accurate representation of the female form. In a society where women are constantly criticised and judged by their appearances, I feel that it is necessary to normalise bodies that do not conform to society’s expectations of beauty.

I am interested in the female gaze and how women can reclaim their bodies, and so paint my figures in confident poses, showing all of their curves and folds of ‘flab’. My paintings place women within fairly bare environments, whilst hinting at the sort of spaces they are in: bedrooms; kitchens; changing rooms. These environments are where they are most comfortable, and thus they are unbothered by the viewer and their possible intrusion.

Artwork

 

Going for a swim

Dimensions (H x W in cm)

118.5 x 188.5 cm

Medium of Artwork

Oil and acrylic on canvas

 

 

What’s for dinner?

Dimensions (H x W in cm)

123 x 92 cm

Medium of Artwork

Oil and acrylic on canvas

Commentary on Artwork

Two of my friends relaxing after a day of dancing and drinking at Notting Hill Carnival. I took this photo as we were talking about what to have for dinner.

 

 

Untitled

Dimensions (H x W in cm)

147.5 x118.5 cm

Medium of Artwork

Oil and acrylic on canvas