Liberty Antonia Sadler – Contributor 2016

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Liberty Antonia works with mediums of illustration and moving image to explore issues of 21st century body politics, with a focus on the experience of living in a female body in a ‘photo-shopped’ world; the new visual rhetoric of perfection through digital manipulation. Working within a socio-political context, her work uses character and playfulness to discuss themes of food, ‘femininity’ and sexuality.

Liberty Antonia’s work aims to open discussion about vulnerability, imperfection and inequality, with characters’ bordering between a ‘parody of’ and ‘pride in’ being a woman [exploring Gender Performativity and female stereotypes]. The use of humour as a technique of critique is the basis of Liberty Antonia’s practice, aiming to use it as a device to answer the unspoken dogma of one’s body being one’s collateral. In homage to the traditions of political satire, often included within her pen & digital colour illustrations and performance video pieces, are slogans & text, to combine word & image in the creation of ‘Fine Art comedy’. Liberty Antonia was the Winner of 2015 Lowe Nova Awards, her work has featured in NYLON & Grazia and she currently illustrates for Metro