"Painting is not done to decorate apartments. It is an instrument of war.'
Armed with paintbrushes and tattoo machines, for the last few years provocateur-vandal and artivist oneslutriot has been bubbling up in the underground of London.
She is a militant radical fighter for her artistic freedom to reflect the realism of the dimension we are in and the acute angle of the hologram that she sees. She states that commercially conscious art is fake and worthless- yet another accessory for the privileged. With brushstrokes and through collaboration she is inspiring other artists to believe in themselves: rise up, unite, and throw away any decorative elements from their practice while doing truly what their heart wants.
Her recent years of studio practice analyses mass media and the porn industry’s side effects, namely the blockage for us to accept and understand normality and reality, especially for young females.
Her art is a gateway to opening up questions and looking into who we really are, who are we becoming and why. Her creativity is fueled by pop culture’s violence towards our mental health and driven by the selfie boom, replicating the perfection and idiocy promoted in advertisements.
While she considers herself to be a painter first of all, she also utilises other media such as drawing, illustration, mural art, tattooism and even film to spice up her artistic narrative.
Now, when the majority of the world population has developed an addiction to technology and have become tech-dependent as never before, this weird relationship expands in to mind suppression and shifting desires for human-object relationships. One of her recent fascinations is the transformation of mainstream pornography into reality in the form of the speedy development of sex robots. While female humans become as independent as never before in the history, the culmination of this dystopian future is a human female being no longer attractive enough, and being swapped over for a robotic replacement. What not so long ago was the expected behavior of every housewife, will now be replaced by a perfect digital sexbot. If it wasn’t bad enough to endlessly compare ourselves to advertisements, now we will have walking impossible replicas of ‘the perfect female’ that no biological woman will never be able to reach.
To transfer these issues on to canvas, Oneslutriot combines often slightly deformed yet anatomically rich bodies with grotesque poses and juxtaposition. It sinks the viewer into dark, mysterious reflections of reality, and delivers the feeling of the unknown - the feeling of danger. Her paintings ridicule and highlight the nature of 'superstar' behaviors found in every young girls' social media feed, and raise questions about contemporary standards, as well as empowering females through showing the ‘behind the scenes’ side of the common misrepresentation of Her.