FIVE PAINTINGS ABOUT A MOBILE PHONE
Jenny Watson’s women (often self-portraits) are always determined and even if they may look vulnerable they have an inner strength of character, like the artist herself.
Where the cigarette in cinema was used to show new, more confident women in the 1930’s / 40’s, through to the 60’s, the now ubiquitous mobile phone and its inherent social networking capacity empowers once again.
The linking of news items in the small text panels act as subplots and segues to connect the very personal with public affairs. Watson’s capacity to pare back complex social structures to a synthesized, deceptively simple statement, is nothing short of sublime.