Photo Credit: Paul Critchley
Voyeurism is considered a perversion by some and a diversion by others. The lady in the shower didn't close the door properly - or did she deliberately leave it ajar? Who is the bigger pervert, the voyeur for intruding on a woman's privacy or the woman for being an exhibitionist because she left the door open? That's not for me to answer but for you because it's your reflection caught in the mirror hanging above the sink, you're the voyeur. This mirror makes the painting interactive, and you, who is looking at the painting have become part of the story. Do you feel as though you are a pervert for peeking in or that the woman is to blame by leaving the door ajar? If you have a problem with this painting maybe you should seek help, Freud must have an answer.
190cm x 120cm
diptych: oil on canvas on hardboard with mirror incorporated