Birth of Pegasus in ARTISTS RESPONGING TO … Issue 8

Because, I have work in ARTISTS RESPONDING TO … Issue 8 (of which you can find here), and my dear family and mates (mum, Susan & Mike, Derek, and Holly) have supported my continual delusional efforts to make art, I wanted to post the initial works that I've made from the Birth of Pegasus series.

In the Birth of Pegasus, I reimagine Greek mythology to highlight the relationship between classical depictions of women and cultural recognition of shared imagery. Set within the Gulf of Mexico's surreal seascape following the British Petroleum Spill in 2010, these prints depict the birth of Pegasus and Chrysaor, represented by oil and gas company logos. These works reconstruct aesthetic narratives in a way that points to the complexity of climate change and the overlooked power of women in Western aesthetics.


medusa_wins_v2 

2021 

Digital prints on layered Perspex 

84.1 cm x 118.9 cm 


portrait_medusa_2 

2021 

Digital prints on layered Perspex 

59.4 cm x 42 cm 


portrait_pegasus_1

2021

Digital prints on layered Perspex 

42 cm x 59.4 cm

portrait_poseidon_2.2
2021

Digital prints on layered Perspex 

59.4 cm x 42 cm



portrait_PWing_pereus_1
2021

Digital prints on layered Perspex 

59.4 cm x 42 cm



winged_brothers_4
2021

Digital prints on layered Perspex 

42 cm x 59.4 cm


portrait_PWing_pereus_2
2021

Digital prints on layered Perspex 

42 cm x 59.4 cm




You can see more of my work on my website at: http://www.joshuaybarbo.com/work.html




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