Under The Sun Of Satan (Detail)

Under The Sun Of Satan (Frida Kahlo)

“Reinvestigating Frida Kahlo’s famous photograph by Nickolas Murray (1937) which graced the cover of Vogue. Kay’s distortion seeks to challenge her reality: one may see her as a saint, someone else would say she was a sinner. Frida is juxtaposed against a page from The Holy Bible and overlaid with primal writings and covered in encaustic wax; metaphors for Absolute Truth. The frame creates a dark and morbid feeling.” (Erika Hirugami, 2015)

Edition of 3.

Under The Sun Of Satan (Frida Kahlo) by Alex Kay

July 10, 2015

Vagina For Sale

The work was a research through reappropriation into commodification of a female body throughout the history of art.
July 1, 2016

Brooks Institute Website Feature

One of my experimental works ended up being featured on Master of Fine Arts webpage at Brooks Institute.