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ARE THEY HELPING YOU? by Meg Severino

ARE THEY HELPING YOU? by Meg Severino

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This piece delves into how Western culture affects and inspires how contemporary Asian youth think. The artwork's references liberate self-expression for Asian women by playing on the growing popularity of the stereotype of “toxic femininity” online.

One of the piece's references is Portrait of a Young Woman in White by Jacques-Louis David, the famous cover art for Ottesa Moshfegh's novel My Year Of Rest And Relaxation. The novel’s protagonist is a trainwreck you can't help but watch.

Other key references include the dry-witted fictional television character Fleabag, the “sad-girl” personas of musical artists like Lana Del Rey and Mitski, and nihilistic female characters Lain Iwakura from Serial Experiments Lain and Lux Lisbon from Jeffrey Eugenides’ The Virgin Suicides.

While the characters in these references may be perceived as insufferable, they are also cathartic outlets for pressure-cooker systems that Asian families often foster. We resonate with them as they are flawed, emotional and human; because we were taught not to “rebel” in the ways that they did, it is relieving to see fictional characters live out that anger.

“Girlfailures” and “unhinged women” are phrases growing on popularity on social media. Yet these characters possess an unexpected sense of fearlessness that makes us feel seen as human beings.

@c0okiejarred

 

Product Details

Giclée Fine Art Print (SGD 300)

Limited edition of 100, hand-numbered, unframed
Comes with Certificate of Authenticity
310gsm Textured Fine Art Paper (100% Cotton, Acid-Free, Archival)
42 x 59.4cm (A2)

Digital Art Print (SGD 80)

Open edition, unframed
29.7 x 42 cm (A3)

About the Artist

Making chaos in peace.

Artwork Inspired By

Portrait of a Young Woman in White by Jacques-Louis David (1798)

Artist Country

  • Singapore

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International shipping within Asia and Oceania: 8-18 Working Days (Flat rate of SGD 15)

International shipping to the Rest of the World: 8-18 Working Days (Flat rate of SGD 25)

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International shipping within Asia and Oceania: 8-18 Working Days (Flat rate of SGD 10)

International shipping to the Rest of the World: 8-18 Working Days (Flat rate of SGD 12) 

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