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Coco Papy
updated: 08/01/2010
website: http://cocopapy.com/home.html
 
   
 
 
     
 
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She Acts Like An Animal Left For Cooking
Reclaim Your Instincts
Hystera
Mates
Name Dropper
I Crushed Them All
Scavenger
Diamond Face ( I'm Made of Privilege )
Queenie
Skin Fruit
Trophy Hunting
 
 
Portfolio Keywords:  collage, gender/sexuality, portraiture, feminist, identity, humor, psychological, process, social criticism, nature
 
 
She Acts Like An Animal Left For Cooking by Coco Papy
She Acts Like An Animal Left For Cooking
Acrylic, Collage, Glitter, Ink , Feathers and Hair on Drafting Film
2010
58 58 " x  72 72 " 
Reclaim Your Instincts by Coco Papy
Reclaim Your Instincts
Acrylic, Collage, Glitter, Ink , Feathers and Hair on Drafting Film
2010
46 " x  64 " 
Hystera by Coco Papy
Hystera
Acrylic, Collage, Glitter and Ink on Drafting Film
2010
26 " x  32 " 
Mates by Coco Papy
Mates
Acrylic, Collage, Glitter, Ink and Hair on Drafting Film
2010
36 " x  48 " 
Name Dropper by Coco Papy
Name Dropper
Acrylic, Collage, Glitter, Ink and Hair on Canvas
2010
10" x  22" 
I Crushed Them All by Coco Papy
I Crushed Them All
Acrylic, Collage and Ink on Drafting Film
2010
20" x  24" 
Scavenger by Coco Papy
Scavenger
Acrylic, Collage, Glitter, Ink and Feathers on Drafting Film
2010
11" x  11" 
Diamond Face ( I'm Made of Privilege ) by Coco Papy
Diamond Face ( I'm Made of Privilege )
Collage on Drafting Film
2010
8" x  10" 
Queenie by Coco Papy
Queenie
Acrylic, Collage, Ink and Glitter on Drafting Film
2010
36 " x  48 " 
Skin Fruit by Coco Papy
Skin Fruit
Acrylic, Collage, Glitter and Feathers on Drafting Film
2010
42" x  78" 
Trophy Hunting by Coco Papy
Trophy Hunting
Acrylic and Collage on Drafting Film
2010
28 " x  32 " 

Artist Statement

    By exploring contradictions of femininity and cultural identity, I am attempting to touch on ideas of the nightmare of femininity, the female grotesque and the plasticization and distortion of feminine imagery. I play with materials and a process that explore my complicated relationship towards this idea and of the actuality and the fantasy presented and how both appeal to my senses. On one hand, these images lead us to define what is a valued body- the tinier, thinner, lighter, whiter, blonder- female bodies that seem to disappear, as culturally desirable and acceptable. On the other hand, I am simultaneously thrilled by beautiful images and the appeal of advertising - how it presents a luminescent, retouched quality and projected fantasy.


Which in turn, is the reason I create these hybrids - part creatures created from culture at large, part monsters on their own behalf . They appropriate themselves as weapons, part delighter's in their own excess and materialism and also taking delight at the roles created for them . They adorn themselves and they wallow in themselves and they hold themselves separate. They are judged only by the way they look - horrific, excessive, beautiful, and not beautiful enough. There is also the aspect of using markers as the best way to fight - signifiers of cultural disguise for aggression. Feathers, masks, natural adornment - making easier the balance between fighting something and also reveling in the fact that most of the items I am using are synthetically made.

By addressing both newer and older visual myths I am able to mine a trove of culturally popular images, desecrate and recreate them, piecing together inbred characters that are made of parts. Issues of the gaze, otherness, female identity and body, and cultural attitudes towards those issues. Women's bodies have and always will be a ground for multiple agenda's.

Artist Bio / CV

Coco Papy. B. 1985, Savannah, GA.


Coco Papy was born in Savannah, Georgia in 1985, the year of the ox into a southern mix of greek and minorcan family. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
  
       2010 LushSolar Gallery , East Hampton NY
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