By Michelle Mildenhall
21cm x 15cm
Spray paint and Acrylic
Michelle Mildenhall is a UK based artist, whose work explores fetish subcultures drawing influences from a broad range of sexual fetishes including rubber fetishism, BDSM and sexual objectification.
Through her bold imagery, Michelle examines both empowerment and vulnerability often by fetishising iconic personalities in her distinctive pop art style. Her work has the power to move and shock which is increased rather than lessened by its restrained palette, seducing the viewer into a world of disconcerting beauty. By using popular but somewhat taboo BDSM themes, her artworks exude sexual association, but never touch on obscenity.
Michelle’s work is highly recognisable, as each portrait is meticulously constructed using sheet latex, carving a unique niche with her work, which not only appeals to art lovers but to rubber fetishists too.