I wanted to juxtapose the traditional phallic symbol with a pattern of female bodies and shapes. These figures will slowly reveal themselves to the viewer, transforming the phallus into a dreamlike and other worldly object. The figures swim around in French Ultramarine Blue, inviting a feeling of purity and calm.
London based artist Venetia Berry paints the nude female figure through an abstracted lens, simplifying the form using pure line. There is an ambiguity to her work that invites the viewers’ imagination and own interpretation. Venetia Berry studied painting at the Leith School of Art, Edinburgh (2012-2014) and at the Royal Drawing School, London on the Drawing Intensive Year (2015-2016).