Sunday, 19 April 2009
Title: John Thomas
Hayley Lock’s practice is based on reproduction and reconfiguration. Recent works have focused her interests towards hierarchical and fantastical subjects of monarchy and noble folk. The work derives from a cross - cultural mix of folklore, slang and imaginary alternative secret societies with its roots based alongside traditional European painting whilst appearing to mock the human desire for self-aggrandisement, questioning taste and how it is constructed socially. Lock’s practice has a tendency to be figurative within its subject of reworking old works, suggesting a darker side to the seductiveness of beauty whilst disrupting the real.