This piece is inspired by 'Rokeby Venus' by Diego Velázquez, who was one of the most important painters of the Spanish Golden Age.
Hamish says: “Commenting on our social media craze of 'look at me' narcissism, my Venus is far more self-conscious and camera hungry. As if not erotic enough, she bares her tattooed body with grace but also a yearning for attention and admiration.
"She is a modern Venus, prey to the frivolity of Instagram and selfie culture which has her unabashedly posing with a Coke can and a pair of Christian Louboutin heels. The cherub is also adorned with a Dolce & Gabbana arm cuff, so she is not alone in her advertising of designer labels.”
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