"An Extreme Form of Togetherness"
Anja Salonen’s work interrogates the role of the body in contemporary culture through brightly-colored oil paintings whose surfaces vary in size and shape, softness and rigidity. The paintings both explore and disorient relationships between consumption, objects, food, fetishization, and the sexualization of the body – referencing stock imagery, advertising, comic books, and soft pornography. The paintings act as psychological investigations of the corporeal – exploring the humorous, sexual, and awkward nature of the physical body, the rituals that go along with it, its treatment in contemporary image culture, and its relation to objects. Anja Salonen lives and works in Los Angeles. She attended Rhode Island School of Design and CalArts. Her work has been shown at NADA New York, Ltd Los Angeles, Mänttä Art Festival, Lei Min Space, and As it Stands.
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