Approved: 17.04.2010

Kevina Labonne

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Approved: 17.04.2010

Attracted with its various uncanny forms, I consider the doll as my ideal, conceptual model of the moment and as my potential source of artistic inspiration.
My fascination for the doll is multi-levelled. There exists the doll's visual appeal, as it represents physically and symbolically the human form, and the vast possibilities of studies surrounding its creation. The doll also possesses a dark,

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Artist Statement

Attracted with its various uncanny forms, I consider the doll as my ideal, conceptual model of the moment and as my potential source of artistic inspiration. My fascination for the doll is multi-levelled. There exists the doll's visual appeal, as it represents physically and symbolically the human form, and the vast possibilities of studies surrounding its creation. The doll also possesses a dark, sinister, and yet attractive aura, coupled with its inherent innocence as a child's toy or collectible. Highly stimulating, this artificial model opens up a new, challenging method of exploration for my practice. Used as a substitute, this miniature replica of the human body lends itself to physical manipulation to create diverse artworks of contemporary and topical significance. A complex and alluring subject to contemplate and replicate, the doll becomes a new form of embodiment and a way of depicting the artificial figure; a figure which frequently takes on a sinister edge towards horror.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 2009 - PhD Fine Art, Middlesex University, London 2007 - MA Fine Art, Middlesex University, London 2003 - BA Fine Art, University of Mauritius, Mauritius Group exhibitions 2011 - Drawing Connections, Sienna Art Institute, Italy 2011 - Parallax Art Fair, La Galleria, London 2011 - Ragged, The Rag Factory, London 2010 - 149th Annual Open Exhibition of the Society of Women Artists, Mall Galleries, London