Contemporary Art Awards presents Sandra Jule Cipriotti's recent paintings - Solo Exhibition

1-29 April 2018

Stripped Bare

Sandra Jule Cipriotti

Sandra Jule Cipriotti's contemporary paintings focus on women's empowerment. She strips bare the social norms placed on women reminding us to nurture our authentic selves. 

 

- Contemporary Art Awards

 

 

Examining the theme of female empowerment, the works in this series explore my interest in the female subject and the space they occupy in the world.  I aim to tell a personal story inviting the viewer to lean in and look deeper, beyond social norms and constraints, and beyond our experiences and humanity, to uncover wisdom or truth. My methodology is to explore contrasts of light and shade, negative and positive space, colour, scale and medium. 


These works were created out of my passion for female empowerment born from thriving not just surviving domestic violence. Through each piece, I explore the process of dissecting and stripping away the materialism and conformities of the modern world (represented by the media/advertising and fashion labels) and experienced experientially through each piece. 

 

  • High Tea, for two - Etiquette: The ladylike, homemaking objectified female identity represented by the Wedgewood cup of tea.

  • Hi-Jacked - Androgyny:  The expectation to take on male characteristics to survive and thrive in a male-dominated work world represented by a contemporary overcoat.

  • High Society - Fashion: The desire for success materialistically and physically and the unobtainable strive for perfectionism represented by a Carla Zampatti model. 

 

Conforming to these social norms and quest for materialism has made us invisible. Through dissection and stripping away of these, what is left is our infinite nature, our authentic selves. 

 

- Sandra Cipriotti

Exhibition

Painting by Sandra Cipriotti, titled 'High Tea, for Two', acrylic on canvas, 2017

High Tea, for Two

Acrylic on canvas

75 x 60cm

2017 

$2,500 

Painting by Sandra Cipriotti, titled 'Hi-Jacked', acrylic on canvas, 2017

Hi-Jacked

Acrylic on canvas

75 x 60cm

2017

$2,500

Painting by Sandra Cipriotti, titled 'High Society', acrylic on canvas, 2017

High Society

Acrylic on canvas

75 x 60cm 

2017 

$2,500 

Other Works

Girl in the pink knitted hat No.1

Oil on canvas

60 x 75cm 

2016 

City Slick

Oil on canvas

60 x 75cm 

2016 

Girl in the pink knitted hat No.2

Oil on canvas

77 x 100cm 

2016 

Red

Oil on canvas

60 x 75cm 

2016