Rhiannon Salisbury works from images of luxury brand advertising campaigns found in fashion and lifestyle magazines. She uses bright colours and thick luscious textures to investigate beauty standards and the idealisation of female adolescence. Endangered animals often make an appearance as accessories, with echoes of the fierce creatures’ prints on textiles.
Described by GQ Magazine as ‘responsible for the most jaw and mouth dropping works of art shown at the Chelsea College of Arts end of year show’, Salisbury dramatically redraws the parameters of portraiture, accommodating the luminous and incandescent figures that occupy the contemporary urban space. She has exhibited throughout London and is a frequent collaborator with the city’s Turps Banana studio.