I Lack It I Like It - Ingrid Berthon-Moine
Based in west London Ingrid’s studio is a quaint little space, filled with a collection of phallic paraphernalia amongst the art supplies and art works.
I had the pleasure of meeting artist Ingrid Berthon-Moine, explore her studio and talk about her recent art works and upcoming projects. Inside the studio, there’s a unique embrace of pliable flaccid shapes of all shapes and sizes presented in drawings, photography and sculptures.
Juxtaposition of phallic erected cityscape and the pliable flaccid penis reflects the lack of discourse of masculine imagery in modern society.
A recent graduate from Goldsmiths with an MA in fine art 2017.
Ingrid began as a photographer but also produced a series sculptures for her graduation exhibition in 2017.
‘Looking At a Lack of Perspective’
Ingrid's exhibition featured a cut-out photograph, where the erected towers of the financial district and the model’s limp penis are on the tip of the artists finger between the eyes and gaze. Ingrid takes on the role of the female voyeur.
Ingrid Berthon-Moine's reversal gaze reflects the lack of discourse surrounding masculinity and highlights the absurdity of patriarchal standards.
'men look at women, and women watch themselves being looked at.'
Berthon-Moine creates art that reflects gender inequality and abuse of power. Her work echoes with online movements such as #metoo and #notsurprised which have recently hit the art world’s social media.
"Do I lack it? Do I like it?"
‘I like it I lack it’ Is a response to the visual culture we are used to today.
Berthon-Moine, depicts sex and nudity in a ludic & humorous way, while still highlighting issues with gender and sexualised nudity. Through visual puns Berthon-Moine points out the absurdities of the stereotypes that are a product of patriarchal ideals.
Ingrid Berthon-Moine is currently on show until August 2018!
YOU TEAR US
@kelderprojects Solo Exhibition running until 12th of August 2018 Kedler Project Space basement, 26 Chapel Market London N1 9EZ
@beaconsfield_gallery_vauxhall Group Exhibition until 4th of August 2018 Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall, 22 Newport Street, SE11 6AY
You can also find Ingrid on Instagram @ingridberthonmoine