Somewhere between the Past and the Future.

Female as Object

Objectification of the female figure

Objectification is most commonly examined at a societal level, but indeed also arises at an individual level. To understand both the complicated identity and the subversive nature of the female, I have come to realize that in society’s view a woman’s potential – or lack thereof – is inextricably tied to her sexuality. Maria Maneos

In this series of female paintings, I draw inspiration from modern pop culture and high end fashion magazines. Making appropriations from famous advertisements, photographs, and film stills that touch on an all too-American sense of emptiness. My venture is to tell womanly stories that are inconclusive and open to interpretation, beautifully miserable beings poetically poised to suggest an uncertain end. 


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