Sarah Howell's Erotic ManipulationsErotica // Thursday, 05 Dec 2013
Sydney-born, London-based artist Sarah Howell (b. 1976) is a master of mixed media and her layered, computer-manipulated images are as sensual as they are subversive, with a “grunge meets graphic” element and a powerful surreal aesthetic. As such, Sarah’s images do not adhere to “regulations”: she is a serial breaker of laws of nature, where animals (equines, especially) frolic and frot in technicolour skies. Ink-splatters breed like black algae; two blood-red skulls are joined, playing-card style, with virtual Araldite. These otherworlds are dotted with op-art motifs. Female nudes receive vivid cuts and colours.