Joanna Braithwaite continues her exploration of hybrid human and animal forms to address power structures within the natural world.
These works are executed with her characteristic use of surrealism, imagination laced with humour.
Her thoughtful attention to paint application reveals both elegance and unexpected beauty.
Many works are contained within the setting of the night sky, which heightens the dramatic intensity and draws attention to the figure’s intricacies.
Braithwaite also maintains a remarkable fluidity, tension and refinement of form regardless of scale.
In documenting the exchange of attributes between animal/ human and animal/ animal, she simultaneously addresses the horrific and the humorous.
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