"Painting is not done to decorate apartments. It is an instrument of war.'
Armed with paintbrushes and tattoo machines, provocateur-vandal and artivist oneslutriot is bubbling up from
the underground of London.
For her, commercially conscious art is fake and worthless - another accessory for the privileged.
For her, art is freedom, a militant medium to reflect the acute angle of the hologram that she perceives.
For her, art is war.
With brushstrokes and through collaboration she is inspiring other artists to believe in themselves: to rise up,
unite, and throw away the decorative elements from their practice and truly do what their heart wants.
Her recent years of studio practice analyse mass media and the porn industry’s side effects, namely how they
create blockages to normality and reality, especially for young females.
Her art is a gateway: questioning and interrogating the tension between who we really are and who we are
becoming. Her creativity is fueled by pop culture’s violence towards our mental health, how it is driven by the
selfie boom, replicating the idiotic perfection promoted in advertisements.
First of all a painter, oneslutriot also utilises multidisciplinary media including illustration, mural art, tattooism
and film as additional weapons in 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.
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 impossible replicas of ‘the perfect female’ that no biological woman will
never be able to reach.
To transfer these issues on to canvas, oneslutriot juxtaposes deformed yet anatomically rich bodies with
grotesque poses. It sinks the viewer into dark, mysterious reflections of reality, and delivers the feeling of the
unknown - the feeling of danger. Her paintings ridicule the nature of 'superstar' behaviors found in every
young girls' social media feed, raising questions about contemporary standards, empowering females through
tearing away the misrepresentative masks of She and Her.