SIMON

It’s the movies that have really been running things in America ever since they were invented. They show you what to do, how to do it, when to do it, how to feel about it and how to look how you feel about it.

– Andy Warhol

This series of work is based on imagery from the fashion industry. It considers how fashion advertising is accepted as an empowered role model and becomes, in a sense, an adult form of ‘Simon says’ for consumers.

Whether subtle or blatant, every spread has an inherently specific message. By pulling these out of the magazines and translating them into paintings, art holds a mirror to fashion. This begs more question of depth, and possibly a greater understanding of the subliminal which is typically lost in the turning of pages.