A big shout out to our Artist of the Month, Deborah Roberts.
Each month, M.Y.O like to promote a black artist and showcase their wonderful work as a way of showing our support for black artists around the world. Our latest chosen artist is American mixed-media artist, Deborah E. Roberts.
Deborah investigates the way our identities have been imagined and shaped by societal interpretations of beauty. Her practice takes on a social commentary, critiquing perceptions of ideal beauty.
Stereotypes and myths are challenged; a dialogue between the ideas and inclusion, dignity, consumption and subjectivity by addressing beauty in the form of the ideal woman, the Venus. In this, her work challenges the notion of universal beauty - making room for women of colour who are not included in this definition.
Thank you Deborah for your inspiring and powerful work.