Acrylic on canvas
With my work, I’m trying to shine a light on sexual objectification. Sexual objectification is the act of treating a person as an object of sexual desire without any regard to their personality or dignity. It is part of dehumanization, the act of disavowing the humanity of others.
This kind of bullying can lead to so many negative psychological effects, including eating disorders, depression, self-objectification or sexual dysfunction. It can lead to the belief that your intelligence, competence or personality will never be acknowledged by society.
In my painting, I’m showing you a powerful and abstract female with personality. Even after all the impact society had on her, she is still standing there with no intention of hiding or changing.
Artist: Anne van de Steeg