"Painting is not done to decorate apartments. It is an instrument of war.''
Oneslutriot's work depicts the painful injury made by mass media on the human world's environment and behavior. She believes that the whole fashion industry is a massive clowning which the media describes as 'normal' and necessary to follow. Her works portrays our days – where the world has become theater in alienated waste land – where nothing is real.
Despite that, there is a lot of us left behind and brainwashed who do not match the almost non-existing stereotypes of human body. We carefully learn from advertisements to hate ourselves and our bodies. Mass media dictatorship blocked the way for us to accept and understand normality and reality (especially to women). We learn from very early days that we will never be 'perfect' but we must try hard, which later leads towards mental illness, or at least obsessions of daily consumerism.
“When a woman is not working at her job or working in her home or with her children she is working at shopping” G. Greer.
Oneslutriot has not disclosed her identity and stays anonymous in protest of nower days selfie - obsessed narcissistic culture. She believes that art should carry out the message – not the appearance of the artist. In her exhibitions she often performs as part of the artwork, rather than putting herself in the front of the artwork as so many in-love-with-themselves artists do these days. She thinks that the selfie phenomenon should be understood as a shameful chronic narcissistic mental disorder. Odd poses are often seen in between her painted figures – like the ones seen on social media websites – where people are spending hours and hours to get that 'perfect' picture, that little frame which mass media portrays 'as a completely normal thing to do' to all generations. These habits are poisonous for a persons' self esteem and mental health. A relentless act of full time posing (just like a celeb who noticed the paparazzi in the bush) and an attempt to fit into societies' required standards can seriously harm the individuality of a person, and the subconscious.
“A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous”
Her artworks indirectly remind the viewer to question their subconscious. She combines often slightly deformed yet anatomically rich bodies with grotesque poses and juxtaposition, which sinks the viewer into dark mysterious reflective realities, and delivers the feeling of the unknown - the feeling of danger.
“Beauty is found in masculinity, which is expressed in achieved sculpture of body through rituals of torture – touch me I am so tuff.”
Although oneslutriot could be described as a post-modern painter, her inspiration in her art comes from old masters' paintings and etchings, bacchanalia and hedonism, touched by inspiration from German expressionist painters and modern painters of 20th century. Her anatomical studies allow the use of gained knowledge to deform bodies and correct her models - making weird poses and bending figures in a way that they can not be bent in reality. Altogether it sums up the media's pushed normative – just like they provoke people to be 'perfect' and suffer from the disappointment of being incapable of reaching that image, oneslutriot's work is an artistic mirror for this sad, sad injustice, this mass subconscious rape of our bodies and mental health.
With the bang here comes the new generation of figurative painters