Visual Arts Online Gallery

The Supremacy of Social Media

Drawing

Grace Rugge-Price 

In my body of work, I have used the symbolism of distorted skeletons to represent the distorted portrayal of the ‘ideal body’ in social media. 

My series of artworks investigate the disordered eating habits caused by society’s unrealistic standards of body image influenced by social media. This has detrimental effects on the viewer’s mind, often causing body dysmorphia and harmful eating habits. I aim to shock the viewer with the confronting images of distorted and dislocated bones and draw attention to this issue. Artists who have inspired me include Francisco Goya and James Ward.