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Artist of the day: Amanda Wachob

Wednesday, October 7, 2009 · 4 Comments

Today’s artist is Amanda Wachob, whose large-scale oil paintings explore gender roles and racial tension using iconography from the 50s and 60s.

In the company of Wachob, I would be remiss in not referencing Anne Taintor, who’s built a big business of cheeky postcards and accessories of mid-century domestic scenes and biting captions (below).

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Both Wachob and Taintor’s work explore the restricted role women led during the last century, but while Taintor’s illustrations find humor in these cultural relics from a bygone era, Wachob explores the issue in much more depth. Her work elicits anger and confusion from the viewer and does so while retaining a strong aesthetic appeal and pushing boundaries stylistically.  Her work is at times figurative, abstract and highly- graphic.

For those who prefer to wear their art, Wachob has an equally impressive career as a tattoo artist, with an uncanny ability to translate her art into this alternative medium.

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