Straddling the boundaries between abstraction and representational forms, Polly Hollyoak’s work explores colour, pattern and layering through the medium of painting, borrowing freely from media imagery saturated by consumer culture.
The artist’s practice explores notions of consumption and desire through highlighting the volume and cacophony of visual advertising to which we are incessantly exposed. Hollyoak states: ‘As a female artist I am particularly drawn to the imagery used in the marketing towards women. I find society’s obsession intriguing and my work intends to reflect this.’
Polly Hollyoak has a Bachelor and Masters of Fine Arts from RMIT, with a background in signwriting. She has exhibited regularly at local galleries in Melbourne and recently completed a significant mural commission for City of Boroondara’s Hawthorn Arts Centre.
This exhibition opens on 8 March in recognition of International Women’s Day 2017.
Pucker Up is supported by the Locale Exhibition Program showing art is Council owned spaces.
Image: Polly Hollyoak, Pucker Up (2015), oil on linen, 110cm x 160cm.