Artist: Velda Phua Zi-Yan
Medium: Mixed media on canvas (Acrylic and oil)
Size (cm): 59 x 91
Film is a commentary on the concept of the ideal body and the perception of beauty.
To the artist, the idea of a perfect body is a social construct, a reflection of our innate desire to achieve perfection as we become prisoners of our own bodies in our quest. Film materialises the very idea of the strive for a perfect body by showing it constricted in a transparent material – a material that is nothing on its own, yet constricting whatever it is laid upon. The result is a reflection of how beauty standards and perceptions manipulate the way we see ourselves and the way others see us.