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ELLEN GALLAGHER

One of my favourite contemporary practicing artists,  she transforms and subverts with her art, transforming the adverts and undermining their purpose.

With my "found objects" project in this fine art week I have been working with a newspapers, and I feel like the work of Ellen Gallagher is particularly relevant to my work, as she is editing what all ready exists to create her work with advertisements. I love her use of medium, creating alien masks out of plasticine on top of printed adverts. In terms of my own project I see that though she is only using one medium it is a versatile one, and it is very visually effective, contrasting clearly against the printed adverts. 

 

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