Melissa Budasz

Melissa Budasz

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  Artist: Melissa Budasz
 Live in: London, South London, United Kingdom
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Melissa Budasz Artist Bio:

"... I trace a body of women's writing that keeps faith with its original inspiration while discovering women's physical, emotional, and intellectual experience at the heart of myth: in the ambiguous relationships of female figure and natural landscape, movement and stasis, aversion and desire" Rowena Fowler - Myth & Poetry, Laughing With Medusa (Classical Myth and Feminist Thought) My work negotiates identity, myth and memory as a way of feeling anchored, as my sense of time and history ie the past and future, experience and expectation and memory and anticipation can overlap into one another. The fictional aspects of memory bring to mind what is important and the boundaries between forgetting and remembering. Memory and forgetting are fundamental to human existence and experiences of the world. I like to detail the relationship between acquired knowledge versus autobiography and use my body and hair with fragments from the natural word (plants, water) as a starting point for assemblage, photography, drawing and painting. I am exploring my physical and emotional relationship as both subject and voyeur and it is my intention that what is left out of the narrative detail makes the viewing more ambiguous and open to the subjectivities of the viewer that I hope allows for connections to be made. For the last 2 years my enquiry has been the mythical tale of Danae. I do not want to portray the myth of Danae, I have totally inhabited her. My hair can barely conceal the bruising on the skin, the breast. It is the energy of the hair (used as the symbol of fertility and strength), the space in between the breast (the skin) and the pitted and ravaged surfaces that is my focus. Recently, I have started to incorporate the winter (dead) milkweed with dried plants, forming a new narrative within the work. I am an artist, curator and Director of South London Women Artists (SLWA) - www.southlondonwomenartists.co.uk Editor, ArtVerve magazine Studio: Brookmill Studios, Deptford, London www.melissabudasz.co.uk uk.linkedin.com/in/melissabudaszart/ Chair of South London Women Artists (SLWA) www.southlondonwomenartists.co.uk